Sustainability: SCHLENK among the top 10% of companies

Barnsdorf - SCHLENK ranks among the top 10% of companies rated for its commitment to sustainability.

The external EcoVadis certification evaluated the Barnsdorf company and rated it at this level. SCHLENK thus received the silver medal for sustainability. This reflects the quality of SCHLENK's CR management system (Corporate Responsibility) at the time of the evaluation.

The EcoVadis methodology analyses 21 criteria from the four subject areas of environment, social affairs, ethics and sustainable procurement. The methodology is based on international CR standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000 and takes into account 190 purchasing categories and 150 countries. For example, energy consumption, biodiversity, working conditions, social commitment, information management and supplier monitoring are assessed.

In all these areas, SCHLENK is committed to fulfilling its responsibility towards the market, the environment and people. These activities have now been rewarded with the "Silver" award. "We are delighted to receive this award, which is both a confirmation and an incentive to continue our commitment in this way. Our target is to achieve gold status in the next three years, which only 5% of all companies receive," said Dr. Daniela von Schlenk.

Chairman of the Board Joachim von Schlenk: "Behind our commitment is the common conviction that the natural foundations of life can be better protected with the help of voluntary and reliable cooperation between business, the public and the state than with laws and ordinances alone. With exemplary and joint projects, corporate responsibility is to be made visible and it is to be shown that economy and ecology are not opposites, but rather contribute together to secure jobs and prosperity in an intact environment and society.

In recent years, SCHLENK has joined the UN Global Compact, a worldwide pact concluded between companies and the UN to make globalization more socially and ecologically compatible, the Chemical Industry Initiative, the Sustainability Initiative of German Industry and the Environmental Pact of Bavaria, an agreement between the Bavarian State Government and Bavarian industry based on the principles of voluntarism, taking responsibility for environmental protection and cooperative action.