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Compared to the last audit from 2022, KHS has improved by 12 points to 71 out of a possible total of 100.
Since 2012, KHS has taken part in the annual audit run by the internationally recognized certification platform for sustainability achievements. To date, EcoVadis has awarded KHS seven silver and two bronze accolades. “With our first gold medal EcoVadis has honored the KHS Group’s ever-growing commitment and certified our well-functioning system of sustainability management,” said Kai Acker, CEO of KHS GmbH. “The much-improved rating result is a clear manifestation of the continuous steps we’ve been taking in this field for many years now. We’ll be continuing to consistently pursue this policy with the aim of reaching net zero by 2045.”
EcoVadis assesses the sustainability achievements of companies based on the four central criteria of environment, ethics, sustainable procurement and labor law and human rights. In all areas KHS has made considerable improvements over the previous year. The manufacturer’s largest gain was in the sustainable procurement category, where it went up 20 points on the scoring system. KHS also bettered last year’s results by ten respective points in the environment, labor law, and human rights and ethics sections. “Through various targeted measures we’ve been able to prove that we turn important requirements into processes, thus making these fixed parameters in a system of practiced sustainability,” said Acker.
According to the EcoVadis rating, KHS is among the top 2% of manufacturers of general machinery. In the environment and sustainable procurement categories in particular KHS is way above average for the industry.