LEITNER is an ISO 14001 accredited organization and maintains an environmental management system. Sustainability plays an important role across the group, as is particularly evident from the synergies between the individual companies. Ropeways are not the only systems for which the LEITNER direct drive has proved to be an innovative and sustainable technology. In 2003, the direct drive provided the technical foundation required for LEITNER to enter the renewable energies sector with LEITWIND wind turbines. Here, the drive is used in reverse operation as a generator. Today more than 183 ropeways and 365 wind turbines are already using this drive system.