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Operating sustainably and successfully

We exercise fairness and respect in dealing with co-workers, suppliers and business partners, support the protection of the environment and the conservation of resources, and actively embrace our organization’s social responsibility.

Dr. Jochen Weyrauch
Deputy CEO

By joining the UN Global Compact we once again emphasize that we bring our economic activity in line with ecology and fair working conditions.

Sustainability information

The EcoVadis rating agency has assessed the sustainability performance of the Dürr Group in the fields of environment, labor rights and human rights as well as integrity and procurement. With 55 points, we are among the top 25% of all the companies in the industry “Manufacturer of general-purpose machinery” which were rated by EcoVadis.

Being awarded the DZ Bank sustainability seal of approval classifies the Dürr Group as a sustainable company. Based on the ‘EESG’ rating model, which comprises the categories ‘Economic’, ‘Environmental’, ‘Social’ and ‘Governance’, Dürr has received 44 out of 100 points. This puts us above both the sector-specific average (38 points) and the overall average (38 points) of the companies analyzed.

The ISS ESG rating agency has given the Dürr Group a C- rating on a scale from D- to A+ in the overall ranking as at 12/2019. ISS ESG is one of the world’s leading ESG research and rating agencies. ISS ESG analyzes the most important equity and bond issuers worldwide in terms of their environmental, social and governance performance.

As of 2020, Dürr Aktiengesellschaft received a rating of AA (on a scale of CCC-AAA) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. This puts us in the top 28% of its industry peers rated. MSCI ESG Research provides in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) business practices of thousands of companies worldwide.

CDP has awarded the Dürr Group a ‘D’ rating in the field of ‘Climate Change’ and a ‘C’ rating in the field of ‘Water Security’ on a scale from D- to A+ as at 2019.

On the risk scale published by rating agency ISS, the Dürr Group scores 3 points each for Governance and Environmental and 4 points for Social as at September 2020.

Did you know...?

...that a large paint shop equipped with Dürr's state-of-the-art technology saves more energy and CO2 emissions per year, compared to an average system currently installed, than the entire Dürr Group consumes or generates worldwide during the same period? The same applies to the amount of water required.

Key figures 2019

  • Energy use/Sales (since 2010)
    -39%
  • Attractive Employer (recommendation rate)
    77%
  • R&D expenses
    111m
  • Social commitment (Donations/Sponsorship)
    743thousand

Code of Conduct for the Dürr Group

It is part of our corporate culture at the Dürr Group to act ethically in our day-to-day business life and to comply with prevailing laws. Rules of conduct have been defined in individual Group procedures and manuals for years.

Sustainability contact

Hanjo Hermann
Manager Corporate Sustainability
Dürr Aktiengesellschaft
Carl-Benz-Str. 34
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Germany
Karina Türkmen
Officer Corporate Sustainability
Dürr Aktiengesellschaft
Carl-Benz-Str. 34
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Germany