The Schaeffler Group achieves substantial improvement in CDP climate rating
The Schaeffler Group has expanded its commitment in the field of climate protection, improving its performance in sustainability ratings in 2020.
“We are proud to have improved our CDP climate rating from ‘D’ to ‘A-‘ in only two years,” says Corinna Schittenhelm, a member of the board of managing directors of Schaeffler AG, and responsible for HR and sustainability.
One of the climate leaders
“We have been able to achieve this goal one year earlier than originally planned.” The Schaeffler Group was also selected as one of 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders worldwide as part of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
As part of its sustainability strategy, Schaeffler consistently aligns its production processes towards resource efficiency, environmental compatibility and the conservation of resources, states the company. Since 2020, 100% of the electricity purchased at all Gerclman production locations has come from renewable sources.
“Schaeffler will produce carbon-neutral at all its production sites worldwide by 2030 and thereby make an important contribution to more climate protection,” says Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG. By 2030, the company will also reduce its annual freshwater supply by 20%.
Health and safety
Social responsibility is said to be of great importance for the company. “Our employees are the essential pillar for ensuring the success of the Schaeffler Group,” adds Schittenhelm. “Thus, the continuous improvement of occupational health and safety is of highest priority for us.” The objective is to reduce the accident rate by an annual average of 10% by 2024.
The annual reduction target was achieved through specific measures for the fourth time in a row in 2020, the company confirms.