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Austro Control publishes Status Report Environment


September 13, 2022

BZL GmbH has been advising the Austrian air navigation service provider Austro Control on environmental issues since 2020. The company sees itself as a pioneer for climate protection in air traffic and has set up an ambitious environmental program. With the recently published Status Report Environment, Austro Control reports for the first time on its own, direct environmental performance.


Download Report 2022 (only in German)
Download Fact Sheet 2021 (only in German)

Innovative Fuels


August 13, 2022

Since August 2022, BZL GmbH has been advising HIF EMEA GmbH, a subsidiary of HIF Global, on issues relating to the production of innovative fuels. More about HIF EMEA


Prof. (apl.) Dr. Uwe Lahl on board again

July 1, 2022

Prof. Dr. Uwe Lahl, since 2014 Head of Office at the Ministry of Transport and until June 30, 2022 Head of Office at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Integration Baden-Württemberg, has returned to BZL GmbH after his retirement. Here, he is particularly concerned with the topics of innovative fuels and chemical recycling of post-consumer plastic waste.



Wienerberger publishes combined Annual and Sustainability Report 2021

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March 28, 2022

We have been advising Wienerberger AG on the further development of its sustainability management for several years. This includes scientific advice on the preparation of the report on non-financial performance in accordance with the Sustainability and Diversity Improvement Act (NaDiVeG) and sustainability reporting in accordance with the GRI standard; this was also the case for the combined Annual and Sustainability Report 2021, which has been available for download on Wienerberger’s website since March 28, 2022.

Microsite Annual and Sustainability Report 2021

Wienerberger Sustainability Report Wins ASRA Award Once More


November 16, 2021

For several years, we have been advising Wienerberger AG on the further development of its sustainability management. This also includes scientific consulting for sustainability reporting. Yesterday, the Wienerberger Sustainability Report has won the renowned Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) for the fifth time in a row in the “Large Companies and organizations” category. This year, the consistent and transparent implementation of the Sustainability Strategy 2023 was honored. Each year, the ASRA is awarded to companies that live up to the highest standards of sustainable business management and provide a transparent account of their activities in their sustainability reports.



SAICM post-2020: Anchoring Sustainable Chemistry in International Chemicals Management – presentation of preliminary results, 2021-11-12

October 2021

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center – ISC3 – invited the German Umweltbundesamt (UBA) to give a preliminary report about the results of the project. This event will also be part of the ISC3’s Stakeholder Forum on Friday, 12 November from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. CET. With your registration (see below) you will receive a participation link shortly before the event.


  • Christopher Blum (Umweltbundesamt): The idea behind the project, tasks and team
  • Esther Heidbüchel (CSCP) and Henning Friege (N³ Thinking Ahead): Indicators for approaches to sustainable chemistry: Assessment and Examples
  • Panel Discussion: Sustainable Chemistry as a pacemaker for international management for chemicals and waste?
    • Moderator: Achim Halpaap (Independent consultant)
    • Participants: Sandra Averous-Monnery (UNEP), Vania Zuin Zeidler (University of Sao Carlos, Brazil), Xenia Trier (European Environmental Agency, tbc), Bob Diderich (OECD, tbc), Hans-Christian Stolzenberg (Umweltbundesamt)
    • Concluding Remarks: N.N.

If you intend to join this event, please send an email to co*****@is**.org until 30 October 2021.


Current versions of Technical Rules for Biological Agents (TRBA) 213 and 214 published

July 16, 2021 On July 13, 2021, the new version of TRBA 213 Waste collection: protective measures, and the supplement and amendment to TRBA 214 Waste treatment and recovery facilities were published in the Joint Ministerial Gazette. Both are available for download on the BAUA website. Dr. Zeschmar-Lahl participated in the further development of the two TRBA as a member of the ABAS Subcommittee 2 and its Waste Management Working Group. New version of TRBA 213 “Waste Collection: Protective Measures” The existing TRBA 213 has been fundamentally revised and published as a new version. It applies to waste collection activities that may be associated with exposure to biological agents and describes protective measures to reduce the health hazards to employees. In addition to the scope of application, definitions, determination of information and risk assessment and protective measures, a section on occupational health services has been added. Reference: GMBl. No. 41 of July 13, 2021, p. 900-907. Additions and amendments to TRBA 214 “Facilities for the treatment and recovery of waste” The existing TRBA 214 has been supplemented in particular by Section 6 Occupational health services and Annex 3 Protective measures during the incineration of waste with the code number 18 01 03*, which arises during the care of patients with pathogens of risk group 4. Reference: GMBl. No. 41 of July 13, 2021, p. 907-911.

TRBA 213, BAUA website
TRBA 214, BAUA website
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