Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH, a part of Liebherr Group, has been voted as one of the rated companies for sustainability and top manufacturing companies in the world with a gold medal from EcoVadis, an independent corporate responsibility auditor.
The gold medal places Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH in the top 5% of all rated companies for sustainability and within the top 3% of manufacturing companies globally. Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH is part of the Liebherr Group and is a divisional holding company for maritime cranes, crawler cranes, duty cycle crawler cranes as well as pilling and drilling rigs for deep foundation work.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted business sustainability rating supplier with over 75,000 companies participating. EcoVadis score sustainability using indicators in four key areas; Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
Speaking about the award, Liebherr-MCCtec’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, Ms. Tatjana Grissemann, said “Responsibility and care for the environment have always been a key component of Liebherr philosophy. We have been part of our respective communities for many decades and we have always cared for our local environment. Today, we carry that same responsibility with us, but as part of the global supply chain, we have a global responsibility.
“Our gold medal from EcoVadis marks a clear progression from the silver medals awarded in 2019 to Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. in Ireland and Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH in Germany. It signifies progression and a validation of our corporate responsibility policies and approach.”
Grissemann stressed that customers and society are very important in the policy of the company. “The Liebherr Group bears a great responsibility for society and the environment. This is why the family-run Liebherr Group has also set itself a clear goal by anchoring the issue of sustainability in its core values. We aim at all times to fulfill our responsibility to society in general and to the environment.
“We are convinced that we shall only achieve long-term success if we remain aware of this responsibility in all our activities. Protection of humanity and the environment is of special importance in our business activities. This means that our products and the processes used to manufacture them must be safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable.
“All-electric portal harbour cranes, a battery-powered series of construction equipment as part of our Unplugged series along with our hybrid and electric powered port and terminal equipment give our customers the power to choose environmentally sustainable products. As governments, society and consumers demand more accountability from business, Liebherr’s commitment to sustainability, not only on the environmental front, but across human rights, procurement and labour gives our customers confidence that Liebherr is the sustainable choice.
On the future, Ms Grissemann continued “Our recent success is not the end, merely a step along the way. We will continue to do better, we endeavour to improve. We have mapped out a future pathway and are working to embed a culture of assuming responsibility towards the environment and people at all levels of the company – from employees to management. We have refreshed and expanded our Corporate Responsibility Policy taking into account our long term strategic goals including defining targets for quantifiable KPIs across emissions, energy and employee health. Furthermore, as part of the Liebherr Group we look forward to participating in a group wide sustainability report, a further commitment to the future of our planet and to more transparency across our supply chains.”
Liebherr-MCCtec is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a vision of a sustainable economy for the benefit of all people, communities and markets, today and in the future. It serves as a call to companies to align strategies and operations with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDG are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all member states of the United Nations (UN) in 2015.