Resource scarcity, rising energy prices, taking an active role in the digital transformation and improving productivity: these are just a few of the demands on GEA as a technology group. These challenges not only drive, but also inspire us in our work. After all, it’s not only our customers, but society as a whole which is confronted with them.
As an international mechanical engineering company, GEA is making a commitment regarding urgent and pressing issues impacting our future, issues that are on everybody’s mind all around the globe. In many fields, we are technology leaders. Offering our leading knowhow and value-creating innovations, we can make a difference and step up to the plate by contributing solutions that help meet collective challenges like climate change and the safeguarding of worldwide food supplies.
Our efforts are not merely aimed at building highly efficient and resource-conserving systems and plants for our customers. We are also undertaking efforts to make our own production even more sustainable – with measurable results: Once again, 2019 saw an improvement in our EcoVadis supplier rating. Moreover, GEA was awarded the “Leadership“ grade A- for its action on climate change under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), our best result ever, which ranks us among the group of top performing companies. As one of the largest international suppliers of process technology, we attach great importance to playing an active role in shaping responsible management. This is why we are going to get more involved in the discussion of global issues, an endeavor we began in 2019 within the framework of the World Economic Forum.
> 2.95% less CO2 emitted in 2019 (location-based)
> 8.04% less CO2 emitted in 2019 (market-based)
> 58.40 m³ water / 1 Mio Sales (down 4.22% vs. 2018)
> 2.79 t waste / 1 Mio Sales (down 7% vs. 2018)
> 5.68 Lost day frequency rate in 2019 (down 0.29 vs. 2018)
> 8.4 staff turnover rate (down 6.67% vs. 2018)