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Change leaders

Effective sustainability solutions lead to positive changes. All our solutions are backed by a company head and change leader who creates, launches, supports and implements the change.

We are convinced that business enterprises which are successful in the long term play a key role in promoting sustainability.
This is why ever more change leaders are needed: in other words, business decision-makers who go beyond the business as usual approach – a focus on maximizing short-term profits – and who are capable of engaging with a strategic perspective beyond business as usual, also putting emphasis on supporting sustainability issues. This involves creating new business models, processes, progressive and novel solutions, products and services.

We are convinced that, together with these change leaders, BCSDH can raise the sustainability orbit of Hungary to the next level.
List of Companies joined to the program

We measure both our direct and indirect carbon emission in order to be able to improve our performance along the critical points of intervention.

Ágnes Horváth (Managing Director, McDonald’s Hungary Restaurant Chain LLC)

By developing and marketing environmentally conscious solutions, our portfolio helped globally to reduce our customers’ CO2 emission by 428 million tons in 2014 alone…

Dale A. Martin (CEO, Siemens Ltd.)

With regard to innovation, HungaroControl is operating in an environment that is starkly different from that of an “average” enterprise.

Kornél Szepessy (CEO, HungaroControl Hungarian Air Navigation Services Pte. Ltd. Co.)

In Hungary, the concept of lifelong learning is not very wide spread, there are only a few apply for either formal or informal training opportunities.

Attila Chikán (CEO, ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

We decide where to set our environmental boundaries. As a green printing company, we assure our customers that we will not increase their carbon footprint while doing their printing work.

Szabó Tímea (CEO, Folprint Nyomda Kft.)

Advertising is an exciting thing: formulating the message of our products, that is both short and catchy to attract the costumer’s attention.

Dr. Ágnes Fábián (CEO, Henkel Magyarország Kft.)

Nowadays, more and more companies would like to fight climate change and choose energy that has been generated from renewable sources.

Attila Chikán (CEO, ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

Although we are currently surrounded by a number of trends which shape our future we don’t have….

Kisbenedek Péter (CEO, Allianz Hungária Zrt.)

Our company pays special attention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and improve energy efficiency.

Sándor Fasimon (Managing Director, MOL Plc.)

Our experience with Sustainable Solution Steering shows that it is a very effective tool to actively improve our portfolio towards solutions which make a larger contribution to sustainability.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (Head Country Clusters Austria, Czech Republik, Slovakia and South East Europe, BASF SE)

Being legally correct does not always enough for being ethical or fair…

Joris Huijsmans (CEO (until 2016), HEINEKEN Hungária Sörgyárak Zrt.)

Our products’ material needs should not cause imbalance in nature.

Zoltán Venter (CEO, SCA Hygiene Products)

‘Ecological aspects in delivering electrical eneergia is not an easy task at all.’

Kamilla Csomai (COO, MAVIR )

Our company is able to influence its direct emissions, and some of the indirect ones. The rest, we can only reduce together with our partners – this is why we launched the Greenairport Program.”

Jost Lammers (CEO, Budapest Airport Zrt.)

We can only function on the market as a sustainable and responsible company if we also shape the demand, promote sustainability knowledge, trends and behavior.

Dr. Ágnes Fábián (CEO, Henkel Magyarország Kft.)

As a large business, our social responsibility grows larger.

Olivér Martin (Managing Director, Szentkirályi-Kékkúti Ásványvíz Kft.)

Its a mutual interest and responsibility that education provides such knowledge transfer and competence development that is really needed on the job market.

Török László (CEO, Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd.)

For me, sustainability starts with the individual responsibility, that I am as a person, as a consumer and also as a corporate manager integrate in my decisions…

János Salamon (CEO, MagNet Hungarian Community Bank)

As a leading property developer, in case of our Category ‘A’ office buildings, we aim to use green technologies and materials in construction and facility management activities, and to ensure energy efficient building operation for our business partners.

Zoltán Linczmayer (CEO (till 2016), Skanska Property Hungary)

Consumers want safe, modern, convenient and eco-efficient cars.

Shingo Kato (CEO, Toyota Central Europe)

Our aim is to apply our already implemented and planned new, green mobility solutions together with our partners.

Jost Lammers (CEO, Budapest Airport Zrt.)

At MOL we launch programs that, besides our business interests, also help to form our customers’ approach towards sustainability. One of these successful programs is the used cooking oil collection program.

Sándor Fasimon (Managing Director, MOL Plc.)

It’s really exciting to see how coordinating already existing processes make a seemingly complicated process piece of cake.

László Török (Managing Director, Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd.)

Responsible procurement is a critical element of turning out sustainable products and services.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (CEO, BASF SE)

It is of key importance both from social and economic aspects that companies create employment possibilities for the younger generation.

Ágnes Horváth (CEO, McDonald’s Hungary Restaurant Chain LLC)

If we look on solid waste we automatically consider the potential of recycling, this is already common thinking.

Attila Chikán (CEO, ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

It is important to provide them a job, working environment and team where they feel useful again after several years outside the labour market.

Flórián László (CEO, Rossmann Magyarország Kft.)

Efficient networking with colleagues and business partners is the main characteristic of the team.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (CEO, BASF SE)

Even companies taking the lead in environmental efficiency measures can find some more eco-efficiency measures if company’s culture, processes and incentives give an opportunity to identify these actions.

Jean-Noёl Reimeringer (CEO (till 2016), Budapest Power Plant)

Our aim is to reduce group level water consumption by 25% by 2018, and by 50% by 2025 as compared to 2008. We are now at 28%.

Török László (CEO, Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd.)

Some of you may think that we are going against our short-term business interests when we teach customers how to be energy aware.

Jamniczky Zsolt (Board member, E.ON Hungária Zrt.)

Concrete is the second most used basic material in the world in terms of the overall quantities.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (CEO, BASF SE)

Hungary is rich in water resources, however there are doubts whether we utilize these resources in a proper way or not.

Attila Chikán (CEO, ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

The labour market is changing, which requires changing attitudes from employers.

dr. Szabó Tímea (CEO, Folprint Nyomda Kft.)

It’s an exciting challenge in the life of a brand driven industry sector and company when responsible operation means that consumer demand must be satisfied simultaneously with influencing the consumers’ attitude toward being more responsible.

Robert Cooper (CEO (until 2017), Dreher Breweries)

As a responsible company we seek to operate and improve our restaurants and supply chain on a sustainable manner. In partnership with our suppliers, we regulate food safety and quality measures starting as early as raw material production.

Ágnes Horváth (CEO, McDonald’s Hungary Restaurant Chain LLC)

Our goal is to protect the quality of different water resources, and that sewage treatment plants should be able to adapt to climate change caused by changing weather conditions.

Sunny Bhasin (CEO, UTB Envirotec Ltd.)

‘Our company should not only act at the forefront and set an example in energy related sustainability issues.’

Kamilla Csomai (COO, MAVIR )

Our unique Verbund concept is one of BASF’s greatest assets.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (Head Country Clusters Austria, Czech Republik, Slovakia and South East Europe, BASF SE)

We at Daikin believe that, in addition to theoretical courses at university, students need to meet with the industrial sector as early as their university years. If this happens, they can be more prepared for the labour market. 

Zuggó Balázs (CEO, Daikin Hungary Kft.)

Employees cannot rely only on the knowledge acquired at school.

Jost Lammers (CEO, Budapest Airport Zrt.)

People need to relax, to be entertained and to be continuously re-charged. People need to relax, to be entertained and to be continuously re-charged. Our mission is to provide visitors with the opportunity to engage in sustainable tourism, therefore the carbonfootprints of their visits should be minimized. For this reason, we only develop attractionsthat do not consume energy, and if they do, we produce this from renewable sources.

János Handó (CEO, Katica Tanya Élményközpont)

We at Randstad are constantly striving to make our employees more flexible by providing flexible opportunities.

Baja Sándor (managing director, Randstad Hungary Kft.)

We are supporting women working at GE to develop their professional skills, business models, personal relations and career prospects through the GE Women’s Network.

Joerg Bauer (chairman (until 2017), GE Hungary Kft.)

Even if Hungary is considered a country rich in water, an environmentally conscious generator looks at water as a precious natural resource to be preserved.

Jean-Noёl Reimeringer (CEO (till 2016), Budapest Power Plant)

Our company pays special attention to environmental friendly operation in our plants and we are constantly looking for innovative solutions and new development opportunities.  

Sándor Fasimon (Managing Director, MOL Plc.)

We intend to finance climate conscious, climate friendly solutions through our depositors.

János Salamon (CEO, MagNet Bank)

We believe in our staff and provide them with opportunities for continuous development and the development of their talents.

Minas Agelidis (CEO, Coca-Cola HBC Magyarország Kft.)

As an FMCG company on the one hand we need to satisfy consumers’ needs, but on the other hand it is our responsibility to shape their lifestyle towards sustainability.

Regina Kuzmina (CEO, Unilever Hungary)

Energy production in Hungary, especially heat production, is still based mostly on fossil fuels.

Attila Chikán (CEO, ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

It is surprising how few people participate in life-long learning in Hungary. We as employers also have a responsibility in this.

Jean-Noёl Reimeringer (CEO (till 2016), Budapest Power Plant)

Due to its bi-annual cycles the organization could have a competitive market advantage by retaining key professionals, fostering life-long learning and culture change.

Sándor Fasimon (COO, MOL Plc.)

Diversity is about learning together how to accept diversity, understanding that the world is colourful and complete, and we all can benefit from this.

Zsolt Jamniczky (Board member, E.ON Hungária Zrt.)

We can be fair – it does not necessarily mean we provide equal opportunities. Those disadvantaged on the job market may not be even able to use the possibilities employers may think to be fair ones.

Török László (CEO, Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd.)

There are only 20 BREEM certified office buildings that attain high level of environmental performance, we are proud that one of these offices was built for KPMG.

Robert Stöllinger (National Senior Partner, KPMG Hungária Kft.)

Our main goal is to protect the quantity and quality of water, and to preserve and improve the environmental conditions of water.

Károly Kovács (CEO, BDL Környezetvédelmi Kft.)

With the SEEBALANCE® method, our first az utmost important goal is to make sustainability holistically measurable and assessable, and to incorporate the gained results in important decision-making processes in our business activities.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (Head Country Clusters Austria, Czech Republik, Slovakia and South East Europe, BASF SE)

According to WHO recommendations we should eat at least 400 grams of vegetables and fruit every day.

Gazsi Zoltán (CEO, Eisberg Hungary Kft.)

Our corporate culture is based on trust and results orientation, instead of physical presence, we take into account the real performance of our colleagues.

Baja Sándor (managing director, Randstad Hungary Kft.)

We, at ALTEO feel great pride in the development of our most important resource – our people.

Attila Chikán (CEO, ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

Chemistry and the chemical industry together are one of the engines of sustainability. Our global strategy was designed with a view to integrating sustainability as closely as possible …

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (CEO, BASF SE)

Garbage is not waste, it is rather full of inspiring possibilities. We know that by using the right technologies and methods, large amount of the waste can be kept in the material cycle:

György Deák (CEO, BIOFILTER Co.)

Land and water – two natural resources in which Hungary seems to be rich…

Tibor Czigány (CEO, Syngenta Kft.)

‘Our mission is to circulate paper to paper.’

Sándor Lakatos (Managing Director, Inest)

As an operator of the airport, we have considered the most diverse forms of corporate social responsibility in previous years, which is a part of ensuring the professional development of our employees and our airport partners.

Jost Lammers (CEO, Budapest Airport Zrt.)

We wish to add to our competitive advantage and market share as a responsible and progressive business partner.

Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber (CEO, BASF SE)

Companies joined to the Action 2020 Hungary program:

Alteo Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.
BASF Hungária Kft.
BDL Kft.
Biofilter Környezetvédelmi Zrt.
Budapest Airport Zrt.
Budapesti Erőmű Zrt.
BUSCH Hungária Kft.
DANDELION Környezetvédelmi Tanácsadó és Szolgáltató Kft.
Dreher Sörgyárak Zrt.
E.ON Hungária Zrt.
eisberg Hungary Kft.
Essity Hungary Kft.
Folprint Zöldnyomda Kft.
GE Hungary Kft.
Generali Biztosító Zrt.
GREENPRO Környezetvédelmi Zrt.
Grundfos Magyarország Gyártó Kft.
Havranek Családi Farm
Heineken Hungária Sörgyárak Zrt.
Henkel Magyarország Kft.
HungaroControl Zrt.
HVG Kiadó Zrt.
Inest Nonprofit Kft.
ING Bank N.V. Magyarországi Fióktelepe
K&H Bank Zrt.
Katica Tanya
KPMG Hungária Kft.
Kürt Információbiztonsági és Adatmentő Zrt.
Legrand Zrt.
McDonald’s Magyarország Kft.
Nestlé Hungária Kft.
Pannonia Ethanol Zrt.
Posta Biztosító Zrt.
Prímaenergia Zrt.
ProSelf International Zrt.
Rossmann Magyarország Kft.
Shell Hungary Zrt.
Siemens Zrt.
Skanska Magyarország Ingatlan Kft.
Suzuki Zrt.
Syngenta Magyarország Kft.
TESCO-GLOBÁL Áruházak Zrt.
Toyota Central Europe Kft.
Unilever Magyarország Kft.
UTB Envirotec Zrt.