Hänel Storage Systems has been a member of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) since 2005. As a recognized partner, the Hänel company has met the criteria of Blue Competence, a sustainability initiative of the VDMA, since 11/12/2012. Under the heading "Blue Competence: Engineering a better world!" the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung presented a number of companies with their respective contributions to sustainability. With its intelligent storage systems, the Hänel company was able to show how it contributes to optimizing the energy balance. Under the umbrella term 'Hänel EcoConcept' Hänel constantly develops components that contribute to improving energy efficiency.