NEA Sustainability


Sustainability as a Corporate Value

Sustainability has always been one of the core elements of the NEUMAN & ESSER culture. In this way, it was possible to be successful as a family business for more than 190 years. In the future, we want to enhance long-term economic success with our established social and environmental responsibility. With the sustainability strategy for our family business, we create a new structure to this core element of our corporate culture. We consider combining the environmental, the social as well as the economic dimension of sustainability a balanced way of everyday business processes while pursuing continuous optimization.

Our Strategy

Anchoring sustainability as a corporate value is the cornerstone for the transformation to a sustainable economy and society. Our mission "Customer-oriented solutions for a sustainable family business" reminds us every day to shape a future worth living for future generations and at the same time to meet the requirements of our customers as a solution provider. We have begun to intensify and bundle our efforts - to make products, processes, and sites more sustainable - by establishing a comprehensive sustainability management system. According to our understanding of sustainability, we develop ambitions after our 3P concept in three strategic areas - Planet, Profit and People.


Solutions Based on a Sustainable Product and Service Portfolio

Our broad portfolio of products and services contributes to positive developments in the fields of "Renewable Energies and Green Gases" and "Circular Economy" worldwide. In our solutions, we bundle competencies in a targeted manner to live up to our mission of "Customer-oriented solutions for a sustainable family business".



The development and production of compressors and integrates them into complete systems with a view to the entire product life cycle are in the focus of our COMPRESSOR SOLUTIONS. The robust, innovative, and reliable engineering technology, the exceptional energy efficiency and durability of our product portfolio, as well as the digitally supported maintenance and services enable the sustainable use of compressor systems in a wide range of applications and fields of use. Together with our customers, we are driving innovative and sustainable applications beyond compressors, e.g.


Our PROCESS SOLUTIONS are total solutions and expert knowledge in the field of mechanical process engineering. Mills and classifier systems, combined with profound process know-how, form the basis for a sustainable product portfolio at the highest performance and quality level. Aspects such as high efficiency, innovation, durability, and energy efficiency are reflected in all areas of application. This sustainability approach is reflected, thanks to a high focus on research & development, in successful applications such as:


The energy transition requires close cooperation between integrated solutions provider and customers. In our ENERGY SOLUTIONS, we develop and plan solutions for the entire process chain and advises on the implementation of challenging H2 and green gas projects. Thus, the clear objective is to support customers in decarbonizing their energy or industrial systems via the intelligent, safe, and efficient production and use of hydrogen. 

  • integrated solution from a single source, from the definition of the solution concept and testing of the optimized individual components to a fully integrated and also overall optimized solution, through the construction and operation of the optimally designed plant, to the commercial brokering and utilization of the gas produced
  • combination of more than 100 years of experience in H2 compression and mechanical engineering with more than 20 years of experience in H2 production
  • development and design of electrolyzers, steam reformers and fuel cell systems

Our SEALING SOLUTIONS comprises the development and production of sealing concepts for reciprocating compressors and rotating systems, as well as semi-finished products based on high-performance plastics. Through patented designs, individual solutions and customized materials, the use of the comprehensive product portfolio in numerous applications leads to an extended service life as well as a reduction in emissions, leakage, friction, and wear. 

  • sealing elements for reciprocating compressors (piston rod seals, intermediate seals, oil wipers, piston and guide rings, valves)
  • shaft seals for low- and high-pressure applications
  • zero-emission seals (gas-tight ring systems, mechanical seals for gas-tight engines)
  • solutions for online monitoring of wear parts
  • semi-finished products made of optimized high-performance plastics (PTFE, PFA, PEEK, PEK, PPS, polyimides)
  • recycling of PTFE sealing materials and reuse with improved material properties

We master the challenges of digital transformation through our DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, creating the link between classic engineering and the digital future. Our solutions for digital transformation are promoters of sustainability. As a one-stop store for our customers, we combine building blocks from Connected Business and Operations into a digital platform solution - aligned with a sustainable value chain. What drives us is our passion for machine data, insights and integrated digital processes that support decisions and actions that have a measurable impact on energy and resource efficiency as well as the sustainable operation of plants and service, in addition to optimizing operating and investment costs.

Responsibility in the Supply Chain

The global value chains pose many challenges in terms of human rights and environmental risks. As an internationally operating group, we are aware of our responsibility in the context of global supply chains and our own business area. We are therefore committed to sustainable corporate management and actively demand this in our supply chains. A basic requirement for employment at and a business relationship with NEUMAN & ESSER is the acceptance of and compliance with the following documents:

Since January 1, 2024, NEUMAN & ESSER must also comply with the requirements of the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (LkSG). We have developed all the necessary processes and documents, from determining responsible functions to risk management, preventive and corrective measures, reporting and a complaints procedure. Complaints in accordance with § 8 LkSG can be communicated via the protected reporting channels provided by NEUMAN & ESSER. The reporting channels and the handling of information on potential or actual human rights and environmental risks or breaches of duty can be found in our rules of procedure:

"Our goal is to offer customers high-quality and comprehensive solutions, to be profitable in the long term and to ensure the continued existence of our family business for future generations, while acting in an ecologically sustainable manner."
Stefanie and Alexander Peters, Managing Partners NEUMAN & ESSER
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