Blue competence

Blue Competence Initiative

The following CECIMO member associations are currently part of the Blue Competence Initiative for Machine Tools: AFM (Spain), MTA (UK), SST (Czech Republic), SWISSMEM (Switzerland) and VDW (Germany).

Companies can become a member of the initiative through their national association member of CECIMO. Companies from a country where a CECIMO national member association does not exist can become member directly through CECIMO under certain conditions. To become a member, companies must commit to the following principles:



Our comprehension of trendsetting sustainability is based on the principles of economic success, fairness, respect & responsibility and includes the dimensions of society, ecology & economy. We comprehend sustainable action in terms of the definition of the Brundtland-report1 and the definitions of the German “Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung“


  • Sustainability is a crucial part of our company strategy.
  • With sustainable business schemes, we create solid values and secure entrepreneurial success.
  • Our technologies and solutions promote worldwide sustainable developments.


  • Sustainable thinking and action are represented in our processes and products.
  • We act with consideration of resources and stand up for climate protection.
  • Our staff is our most valuable asset. We promote engagement and participation.
  • We stand up for keeping the human rights.


  • Our company is a habitat.
  • We assume responsibility in our region.
  • We do, what we promise!


  • We network with all participants.
  • We communicate our sustainable action transparent.