Krones receives the EcoVadis gold medal

Winner of the sustainability award

Krones is awarded the EcoVadis gold medal. Photo - Krones

The internationally approved CSR platform EcoVadis evaluates more than 65,000 companies from 160 countries every year. With 66 out of 100 possible points, the Krones group secured a position among the best 2% of its industrial sector in this year’s rating – and received the EcoVadis gold medal in recognition of this achievement.

Upgrade over the previous year

For Krones, a double reason for pleasure. After having reached the silver medal in the previous year, the company was able to increase its achievements still. Welf Kramer, head of Corporate Governance, attributes this improvement to the climate strategy recently adopted by Krones. To the progress the Group has made in the area of human rights.

Important signal to customers

The results of the annual rating are published in detail on an online platform. They can be seen by the customers of the assessed companies, which are also registered with EcoVadis. “Many large beverage manufacturers are members of the EcoVadis network, as they are actively interested in the sustainability performance of their suppliers,” explained Kramer. “A good position in the rating is therefore no nice-to-have for us, but first and foremost a signal to our customers: We take the issue of sustainability seriously.”

Krones is a German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer. It produces lines for filling beverages in plastic and glass bottles or beverage cans. The company manufactures stretch blow-molding machines for producing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plus fillers, labelers, bottle washers, pasteurizers, inspectors, packers, and palletizers. This product portfolio is complemented by material flow systems and process technology for producing beverages for breweries, dairies, and soft-drink companies. Krones has a presence in India as well. Krones India is a 100% Subsidiary of Krones AG with a head office located in Bangalore and a branch office in Gurgaon.

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