Author: Valerie Thaller

CDP: Here are our 2021 ratings!

For the fifth time, Greiner discloses its environmental impact in the categories of climate, water and forest at CDP. Once again, we received a B rating in the climate category – and are consistently pursuing our goal of an A score by 2024. Fighting climate change remains our top priority.

Years ago, we committed to taking a transparent approach to our emissions and carbon footprint. In line with this, we publish our emission levels every two years as part of our sustainability report and every year at CDP. In 2018, we set ourselves the goal to obtain a CDP B score in the climate category. We have mastered this challenge, but now we are moving on – achieving an A score by 2024 is our new target. Only 200 companies worldwide have achieved this score in 2021. Therefore we will further integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into our management processes. That’s why we conducted physical risk assessments at all our locations worldwide for the first time in 2020. In addition, we are continuously expanding the calculation of our emissions to Scope 3 – this was recognized with an improved score in the corresponding subcategory.

In the category water, we once again received a B- score. We improved in the sub-areas of integrated management approaches and water accounting. In the category forest, we once again received a C score. However, we significantly improved our performance in the subcategories certification, governance and traceability. These results mean one thing above all: we are on the right track and are working step by step for more transparency and improved environmental performance. The annual CDP ratings are both a benchmark and an encouragement for us.

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"The annual CDP ratings help us to set clear sustainability targets and openly communicate our progress."

Marina Kunaeva, Sustainability Manager, Greiner AG

CDP is an international non-profit organization that helps companies, cities, and communities disclose data on environmental impacts. Scores are A-D in the categories of climate, water, and forest. The CDP rating is considered the gold standard for corporate environmental transparency. Disclosing data to combat climate change and protecting water and forests is the basis for developing a sustainable economy.

Learn more about our performance in the areas of climate and water in our Sustainability Report 2020. Find our ambitious goals and targets in our Blue Plan sustainability strategy.

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Valerie Thaller

Sustainability Communications Trainee Greiner AG

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