Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility of Gerresheimer AG

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With our specialty glass and plastic products, we contribute to health and well-being. However, our corporate responsibility also extends far outside the product world. Gerresheimer is a global stock exchange listed company with development and production operations in Europe, Asia, North and South America and about 10,000 employees.

In this age of progressive global networking and in light of the increasingly demanding social and ecological challenges we face, we are highly aware of our responsibilities as a corporate organization. We want to take a pro-active approach to meet these challenges comprehensively and sustainably, and to be measured in terms of our principles. Our actions are a reflection of the responsibility that we feel towards society, our employees, investors, customers, suppliers and the environment.

Compliance with the statutory requirements is a matter of course for us. Over and beyond this, we aim to set standards and bring about continuous improvements in our organization through dialogue with our stakeholders. The principles of corporate responsibility detailed in this document are intended to make a contribution to this.

Gerresheimer AG
The Management Board


Numerous international pharma and cosmetics customers regularly review Gerresheimer with regard to Corporate Social Responsibility. Many conduct this via recognized external CSR auditing agencies. Ratings from these agencies make it easier for customers as well as investors and other stakeholders to assess the performance of their suppliers and third-party suppliers and to track their continuous environmental, social and ethical improvements.

In 2018 Gerresheimer succeeded in making the leap from bronze to silver rating with 46 points in the annual EcoVadis evaluation. In 2019 / 2020 the company improved within this rating to 58 points and is therefore one of the top 6% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the comparative sector of pharmaceutical suppliers and medical technology.

We regularly publish the goals, strategies and outcomes of environmental protection initiatives and activities in connection with our participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), one of the world’s biggest initiative to reduce carbon emissions. Since 2008 we have been actively involved in the CDP. We measure, analyze and manage our CO2e emissions at all production locations, and report annually on their composition and any changes that have occurred as well as various measures adopted to reduce CO2e emissions. In the CDP Climate Change reporting 2019 we again achieved a B rating (on a scale of A - D-), which is above the average of our sector.

CDP Score 2019: B
CDP Score 2019: B
EcoVadis Score 2019 / 2020: Silver (58 Points)
EcoVadis Score 2019 / 2020: Silver (58 Points)
As of 2020, Gerresheimer AG received an MSCI Rating of AA
MSCI Rating of AA

Additionally to our engagement with EcoVadis and CDP, independent ESG research and rating firms analyze our environmental, social and governance-related business practices in order to provide insights for institutional investors. In 2020, Gerresheimer received the following ratings:

  • MSCI ESG Ratings Assessment: AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC)*
  • Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating: Score is 18,9, indicating that Gerresheimer is in the Low Risk category for experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.
  • ISS ESG Corporate Rating: C-/medium (on a scale of A+ to D-), with a decile rank relative to our industry group of 5.

*The use by Gerresheimer AG of any MSCI ESG Research LLC or its affiliates ("MSCI") data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Gerresheimer AG by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers, and are provided ´as-is´ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.

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