As a family business, we consistently focus on people in the development of new solutions and in our daily business operations. We place special emphasis on respectful interaction with customers, business partners, and employees, as well as responsible action towards the environment in our business decisions.

Sustainable practices and top-quality production of our solutions are a matter of course for us. Since the founding of our company in 2002, we have been striving to contribute to the protection of our environment and to preserve the world in which we live through our activities and products.

SDG: 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

On January 1st, 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations came into effect, with a 15-year timeline to achieve an ambitious ecological and social transformation. To reach these UN goals by 2030, the contribution of each individual and especially the engagement of companies around the world is crucial: The SDGs of the United Nations are a call to all countries, organisations, companies, and people in the world to collaborate in creating a sustainable future for all. The SDGs include 17 goals and 169 sub-goals to be achieved by 2030. The role of companies in implementing the SDGs is of great importance, as they have the capacity to provide the resources and innovations necessary to achieve sustainable development goals. Companies can contribute to achieving the SDGs by aligning their business practices and strategies with the goals, partnering with other companies and stakeholders, developing innovative solutions, and contributing to sustainability through environmentally and socially responsible actions. 

However, it is important to emphasise that it is not enough for companies alone to engage, but it also requires political will and coordinated international action to achieve the SDGs.

Nanopool is committed to developing products and innovations that aim to improve the living and working conditions, hygiene, and safety of people in various situations worldwide. The company places great emphasis on conserving resources and pursuing a sustainable approach in their technologies and applications. In this regard, increased production output and energy production are of great importance. By investing in innovative technologies and processes that lead to increased production capacity and energy efficiency, Nanopool contributes to reducing energy consumption and making a positive contribution to environmental protection. These measures enable the company not only to meet the increasing demands for supply security, but also to continuously improve its ecological and social areas of responsibility and thus to act sustainably in the long term.

This commitment has not gone unnoticed. Since the company’s founding, Nanopool’s technologies and applications have been recognised with international environmental awards. These acknowledgments confirm the success and importance of Nanopool’s solutions in promoting sustainability and environmental protection. By continuously improving their products and technologies, Nanopool contributes to addressing global challenges in environmental protection, climate change, and sustainable development, thus making a positive impact on our world.

Winner of the SDG Award for Category 15: Life on Land

The winner of the 2021 SDG Award in the category 15: Life on Land is an innovative company that stands out with a fully biocompatible protective barrier for various applications. This groundbreaking solution helps to reduce the ecological footprint and promote sustainable practices in various industries. By implementing this sustainable technology, both efficiency and safety in the respective application areas are measurably increased, making an important contribution to the protection of ecosystems, the preservation of biodiversity, and the promotion of responsible use of natural resources.

Nanopool’s NP® Liquid-Glass Technology for plants impressed the judges at the SDG Awards 2021 hosted by the EU Tech Chamber and received the award for the best solution for protecting life on land. This recognition highlights the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies that contribute to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have a positive impact on our environment and quality of life.

The sustainable NP® Liquid-Glass Technology supports companies in achieving multiple SDGs:

Today, companies can no longer afford to act against environmental protection. The era in which a green image could be maintained through pure greenwashing is – fortunately – almost over. However, concerns about expensive process changes and measures are justified.

Nanopool’s products enable sustainable action while reducing costs and increasing hygiene standards. Nanopool stands by those who want to take a genuine green path and supports companies, authorities, and individuals in achieving ten predetermined UN sustainability goals:

Improving crop yields, plant health, and soil with pesticide-free NP® Liquid-Glass Technology for agriculture.

Support for municipalities through more durable infrastructure.

Increased hygiene safety and interruption of infection chains through antimicrobial barrier coating.

Longer shelf life of food and consumer goods.

Less cleaning effort and thus reduction of chemicals in wastewater through dirt-repellent surface finishing.

Reduced CO2 emissions through less production effort due to longer product life.

More efficiency and durability as well as less cleaning requirement of photovoltaic systems thanks to intelligent surface protection.

Less plastic waste in the ocean through equipping biodegradable packaging materials with water-resistant and germ-resistant properties.

Increased durability for machines and production facilities through less abrasion and increased yield in industrial processes.

Reduction of disposed chemicals and plastic waste in nature.

ESG: Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility at Nanopool means that fundamental decision-making criteria are based on fairness, sustainability, and responsible handling of employees, business partners, and resources. In addition, Nanopool’s responsibility goes beyond its own corporate management by supporting other companies in achieving their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) responsibility areas. This is achieved through the provision of environmentally friendly and safety-optimising product developments:

Environment: Nanopool develops environmentally friendly products and technologies that help reduce energy consumption, water consumption, chemical use, and CO2 emissions. This supports other companies in minimising their environmental impacts and achieving their sustainability goals.

Social: Nanopool’s germ-resistant protective coatings contribute to improving the safety and health of employees. By reducing infection risks and improving air quality in enclosed spaces, Nanopool promotes a healthier work environment and contributes to social sustainability.

Governance: By committing to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, Nanopool demonstrates its willingness to promote responsible and ethical business practices in corporate governance. This inspires and supports other companies to embed similar values and principles in their own governance structures.

Overall, Nanopool contributes to raising awareness of ESG responsibility areas in the economy and supports other companies in implementing sustainable and responsible business practices that contribute to a fairer and more environmentally friendly world.


E – Environment

Nanopool offers companies a range of solutions to achieve sustainability goals in a cost-effective and easily implementable way. The wide selection of environmentally friendly high-performance coatings contributes to various environmental benefits:

1. Reduction of water consumption: More efficient and water-repellent coatings can help reduce water consumption in various industrial processes.

2. Reduction of chemicals in wastewater: Nanopool products can help reduce the amount of harmful chemicals entering wastewater by providing an eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemicals.

3. Switching from plastic packaging to biodegradable solutions: Nanopool supports companies in the transition to environmentally friendly packaging materials that are biodegradable, thus contributing to the reduction of waste.

4. Avoidance of harmful pesticides: The NP® Liquid-Glass Technology offers a biocide-free alternative that helps reduce the use of pesticides and minimise environmental and health risks.

5. Reduction of CO2 emissions: The higher product lifespan of Nanopool coatings reduces the need to produce and transport replacement products, resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions and contributing to climate protection. By using Nanopool solutions, companies can comply with legal requirements and consumer demands without compromising their competitiveness or profitability. The sustainable management of the environment is not only a moral obligation but also a crucial factor for the long-term success of companies in an increasingly environmentally conscious world.

S – Social

The social component (S) of sustainability refers to improving safety, health, well-being, and employment opportunities for people both within and outside of a company. Nanopool contributes to this component by not only developing innovative protective coatings that can be used on various surfaces to reduce the spread of harmful microorganisms, but also by creating jobs and providing training opportunities.

Nanopool works closely with institutions such as the Chamber of Commerce to train employees in new technologies and procedures. These trainings enable employees to expand their skills and increase their career opportunities, contributing to improved social sustainability. At the same time, by creating additional jobs and supporting local educational institutions, economic development and social integration in the affected regions are promoted.

By combining hygiene safety and job creation through training, Nanopool actively contributes to improving overall well-being in the workplace. This leads to stronger social sustainability and a healthier and more inclusive work environment for all involved.

G – Governance

Nanopool GmbH is committed to implementing the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption. This is reflected in various aspects of corporate governance:

1. Equal treatment of all employees: Nanopool advocates for the equality and fair treatment of all employees, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, or other characteristics.

2. Fair and safe working conditions: The company ensures that both its own employees and those of its suppliers work under fair and safe conditions.

3. Environmental protection and resource conservation: Nanopool is careful with environmental resources and develops products and technologies that help reduce environmental impact.

4. Diversity and responsibility: The company promotes diversity in its team and takes responsibility for the future by developing sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

5. Risk management: Nanopool follows the principle of avoiding or preventing risks from arising. This means that the company constantly reviews its business practices and decisions in terms of their potential impact on the environment, employees, and others.

By embedding these principles in its corporate governance, Nanopool demonstrates its commitment to promoting sustainable and responsible business practices that address the social, environmental, and economic challenges of our time.

International cooperation and quality management:

Nanopool understands the importance of international cooperation and effective quality management in successfully addressing current and future challenges posed by the climate crisis. The company places great value on collaborating with dedicated innovators, researchers, creative minds, and international companies to share its expertise in developing sustainable solutions and biocompatible technologies that reduce the ecological footprint and promote environmental protection across industries.

Given the global challenges posed by the climate crisis, it is necessary to pool competencies, support and inspire one another. Such collaboration helps to jointly shape a greener and more sustainable future that meets the desires and needs of future generations.

Mutual support and knowledge exchange are critical elements for the success of future corporate structures. By pooling resources, sharing expertise, and jointly pursuing sustainability and environmental protection, as exemplified by Nanopool, humanity can address the challenges of the climate crisis and actively shape a positive future.