EKB's Guidelines

EKB’S Guidelines

The EKB Storage operates underground gas caverns in Etzel, East Frisia, as part of the German gas supply system. These are used for seasonal gas storage within the gas trading business as well as for the security of supply for the German and European population. In doing so, high standards in safety, quality, environmental protection, employee protection and promotion, and in our relationships with customers and partners form the basis of our actions.


EKB Storage makes the safety of employees, residents and environment a top priority. The following issues are of paramount importance:

  • all employees and contractors have to understand that they are responsible for the safe execution of an activity;
  • operating systems are designed and maintained and the site is operated in such a way that persons and things are protected at all times;
  • in case of incidents to cooperate quickly, prudently and transparently with the competent authorities and bodies.


Our company defines quality as a principle of our work. Every year quality targets for process optimization, safety at work and customer satisfaction are reviewed and, if necessary, further improved. This includes regular auditing which is recorded in the quality management system.

Environmental Protection

An ultimate principle for EKB Storage is the environmental and nature protection. We are aware of our responsibility and work with the highest possible safety standards.

We commit ourselves to comply with all applicable environmental protection laws and directives and to support research by making production processes even more environmentally friendly and efficient. Furthermore, our goal is to continuously reduce the consumption of resources in our daily work processes.


The employees are essential for the success of the company. Therefore, it is a major concern of EKB Storage to promote and support its employees. This includes among others:

  • an appreciative, fair and respectful interaction with each other
  • equal treatment of all employees
  • health prevention and protection
  • social support depending on the individual situation. This also includes the compatibility of work and family.
  • possibilities for shaping one's own work in order to optimally bring in individual strengths and abilities
  • openness for ideas and suggestions for optimization on the part of the employees
  • support of further and advanced training

Customers & Partners

We oppose all forms of corruption and discrimination and attach great importance to a fair, respectful and transparent relationship with our customers and partners.


We see it as our responsibility to use our know-how for future-oriented and environmentally friendly technologies. That is why we are working on ways to use the caverns for renewable energies in the future, such as the storage of green hydrogen, in order to make our contribution to a safe and environmentally friendly energy transition.

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