Major boost to the German economy sustainability network: Krones joins econsense

Krones AG Neutraubling, Germany

Krones has joined cross-sectoral network econsense in early April. It comprises more than 45 of the German economy’s leading global players, including Biontech, PUMA and BASF.

More teamwork for better results

“Sustainability is hard work. The larger the number of people that pull together, the sooner and faster they will be able to make a difference,” comments Martina Birk, Head of CRD Sustainability at Krones. She goes on to say: “Everything we’ve achieved so far in pursuit of our sustainability strategy has been the result of teamwork – not only internally but also with other companies and partners.” So it is only logical that Krones is keen to expand its sustainability network. econsense provides them with a platform for exchanging and transferring practical knowledge in the fields of reporting, climate, supply chains and sustainable finance. “We are looking forward to contributing our own sustainability-related know-how to the relevant working groups and to learning from the experience gained by the other members,” says Martina Birk.

The Krones Group draws on the sustainability-related knowledge and experience not only of econsense but also of other similar associations and initiatives. Examples here include the UN Global Compact, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform and the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” campaign. In order to provide the requisite transparency for customers, investors and analysts, Krones has also adopted recognised rating and auditing formats. In 2022, the group was given a B rating by CDP in the categories of climate change and water security, and its EcoVadis Scorecard won a silver medal.

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