As one of the world's leading technology groups, we must strive to contribute to greater sustainability in our industry and therefore consider corporate social responsibility as an opportunity and part of our purpose.
> With a score of A- in the climate benchmark Carbon Disclosure Project leadership level reached
> Silver status attained in 2018 EcoVadis scoring
GEA has scored its best result to date in the climate assessment Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2019. With an overall score of A-, the Group now meets the criteria for the leadership level and ranks among the leading group in the sectoral and regional benchmark.
According to CDP, it is the world's largest climate protection organization, conducting annual surveys of thousands of the largest listed companies regarding their emissions and climate protection strategies, on behalf of its members. The CDP Score Report enables companies to document their commitment to the environment and the measures they are taking to mitigate climate change. The project is supported by more than 500 institutional investors, who together manage almost USD 100 trillion in assets.
For ensuring maximum transparency in the markets, GEA participates in the annual EcoVadis CSR performance monitoring scheme. EcoVadis is the technical platform used in the audit program of the TfS initiative (“Together for Sustainability”). Since the first EcoVadis assessment in 2016, GEA has continuously improved, and in 2017 made the leap from bronze to silver status. GEA improved its rating in 2018, achieving 59 from 100 maximum points, strengthening its existing silver status. At its present level, GEA ranks among the top seven percent of mechanical engineering companies evaluated by EcoVadis.
For more than 40 years, MSCI indices and analytics have helped leading global investors build and manage better portfolios. MSCI assesses companies according to the environmental, social and governance risks they face. GEA is listed in the sustainability indices of the MSCI.