Gerresheimer has been awarded the Gold Medal for the first time by EcoVadis, a leading provider of sustainability rankings, for the successful implementation of its sustainability strategy.
With 68 out of a possible 100 points, Gerresheimer ranks among the top 5 % companies assessed by EcoVadis and among the top 2 % companies in the sector.
" The EcoVadis Gold Medal is an important milestone in the successful implementation of our sustainability strategy. Sustainability is one of Gerresheimer's five strategic focus areas, in which we pursue our ambitious and measurable goals" says Dietmar Siemssen, CEO of Gerresheimer AG.
" We are proud that the progress we have made in recent years has been confirmed by an independent external evaluation. "added Katja Schnitzler, Senior Director of the EHS CSR OPEX Group.
EcoVadis ratings cover a range of non-financial parameters, including environmental, social, ethical and sustainable purchasing. The rating provider evaluates over 90,000 companies.
The methodology is based on international CSR standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000.
The independent, external assessment makes Gerresheimer's sustainability performance transparent to all stakeholders. Many international customers in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors use this assessment as part of their regular review of suppliers for sustainable corporate governance.
As a globally active manufacturing company, Gerresheimer takes great responsibility for customers, patients, employees, partners, suppliers, the neighborhood and the environment. Gerresheimer aims to be a strong partner and solution provider that integrates sustainability into its core processes, decisions and products. The successful realization of these ambitions is now documented by the award of the EcoVadis Gold Medal.