12/03/2021 Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH awarded gold sustainability rating from EcoVadis
- Gold medal from EcoVadis places Liebherr-MCCtec amongst top 5% of companies globally
- Award is a reflection of Liebherr’s long term commitment to responsibility as reflected in Group Core Values
- The sustainable choice for customers
Liebherr-MCCtec are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a gold medal from independent corporate responsibility auditor EcoVadis. EcoVadis, is the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings supplier with over 75,000 companies participating. 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. The gold medal places Liebherr-MCCtec in the top 5 % of all rated companies for sustainability and within the top 3 % of manufacturing companies globally.
EcoVadis score sustainability using indicators in four key areas: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. The 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 for the corporate responsibility policies and approach.
Speaking about the award, Liebherr-MCCtec’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, Tatjana Grissemann commented. “Responsibility and care for the environment has 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.”
The sustainable choice for customers
As an international company with well over 48,000 employees, 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. As part of the Liebherr Group, one of the core values is responsibility:
“Liebherr aims at all times to fulfil our responsibility to society in general and to the environment.”
Liebherr-MCCtec is convinced that only achieve long-term success if they remain aware of this responsibility in all their activities. Protection of humanity and the environment is of special importance in our business activities. This means that all 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 the Unplugged series along with hybrid and electric powered port and terminal equipment give 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.
United Nations Global Compact
Liebherr-MCCtec is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UN Global Compact has 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.
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.”