Gerresheimer, a leading provider of healthcare and beauty solutions and drug delivery systems for pharma, biotech and cosmetics, has received an A- scoring by CDP, a global non-profit organization running the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. The company has improved its score from ‘B’ to ‘A-‘ and thus achieved leadership status.
“Sustainability is an important driver for innovation and growth at Gerresheimer. The A- recognition confirms that we prioritize thinking and acting sustainably as one of the main pillars of our global strategy,” said Dietmar Siemssen, CEO of Gerresheimer. “We are proud that the continued progress we have made has been independently validated and that CDP has recognised Gerresheimer as a global leader making a positive impact on climate change.”
Gerresheimer has participated in CDP’s annual detailed and independent assessment of companies on climate change since 2011 and improved continuously. The report benchmarks the transparency of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks as well as the setting and reaching of meaningful targets in climate protection.
“Gerresheimer has set itself the goal to reduce the environmental impact of its products and activities with our strong sustainability strategy and clear targets”, said Katja Schnitzler, Group Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX. “CDP allows us to create the necessary transparency and to share data on our environmental impacts, risks and opportunities in a standardized way and at the same time benchmark our efforts and progress.”
The goals in detail are to halve CO2 emissions, to switch 100% to renewable electricity and to reduce 10% in water withdrawals in cubic metres by 2030. Already by 2023, Gerresheimer will incorporate ecodesign principles in all new product developments and aims to reduce the feed of industrial waste from its own manufacturing to landfills up to zero% while minimising incineration rates.
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 680 financial institutions with more than $130tn in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Nearly 20,000 organisations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2022, including more than 18,700 companies worth half of global market capitalisation, and more than 1,100 cities, states and regions. Only 238 companies worldwide made it on the Climate Change A list.
The independent, external rating makes Gerresheimer’s sustainability performance transparent to all stakeholders. Many international pharma and cosmetics customers use independent ratings in the regular review of their suppliers with a view to sustainable corporate governance. As a globally active production company, Gerresheimer bears great responsibility for customers, patients, employees, partners, suppliers, neighbourhoods and the environment.
Gerresheimer has set itself the goal of being a strong partner and solution provider that integrates sustainability into its core processes, decision-making and products. Besides the EcoVadis Gold Medal, these ambitions are now documented once more by the CDP organisation.