Corporate press release
11 Dec 2023
Inclusion in the DJSI indices is based on the annual evaluation of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (S&P Global CSA). This year, more than 13,000 companies were invited to take part in the assessment. The DJSI World comprises a total of 321 companies worldwide, 41 of which were newly included this year.
GEA improved its score in the S&P Global CSA by six points, achieving 75 out of 100 points in 2023 compared to 69 points in the previous year. Full points wereachieved in the categories "Business Ethics", "Resource Efficiency and Circularity" and "Water”. Very good results were also achieved in the categories "Climate Strategy", "Customer Relationship Management" and "Information Security/Cybersecurity & System Availability".
"Just one year after being included in DJSI Europe, we have already made the leap into DJSI World. We had set ourselves this target for 2026 and to achieve it three years earlier makes me very proud," says CEO Stefan Klebert. "It is a remarkable recognition of the progress we have made in our sustainability efforts. I would like to thank the teams for their tireless efforts and continuous drive to improve."
"Just one year after being included in DJSI Europe, we have already made the leap into DJSI World. We had set ourselves this target for 2026 and to achieve it three years earlier makes me very proud."
- Stefan Klebert, CEO
- Stefan Klebert, CEO
Rating agencies regularly address GEA’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. In 2023, GEA received a rating of ‘AAA’ in the MSCI¹ ESG Ratings assessment and was recognized as an ESG Industry Top Rated company by Sustainalytics. The company was again a finalist for the German Sustainability Award.
¹ The use by GEA 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 GEA 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.
GEA is one of the world's largest suppliers of systems and components to the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The international technology group, founded in 1881, focuses on machinery and plants, as well as advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services.
GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Our portfolio includes machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally.
GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.
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