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Press Release: Heraeus Medical Receives EcoVadis Gold Rating


In the last ten years, few topics have received as much attention as the subject of sustainability. Recently, sustainability efforts and the integration of the Sustainability Management System into Heraeus Medical GmbH's business operations have been awarded Gold status by EcoVadis.

The assessment focuses on four topics: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Heraeus Medical achieved a consistently high score in all areas well above the industry benchmark, placing it in the top 5% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.

"This is a fantastic result for the company and confirms our commitment on the way to more sustainability and responsible use of resources" Nicole Petermann, President Heraeus Medical, is pleased to say. "The topic of sustainability is an integral part of our corporate goals and growth strategy."

We can currently use this rating for an inquiry from an English-Australian hospital association, but other customers and purchasing groups have also announced that they will also pay attention to the sustainability rating of their suppliers in the future as a further award criterion" adds Astrid Lößner, Sustainability Manager.

In line with the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), companies have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating decent working conditions, combating discrimination, reducing water consumption in production, developing renewable energy sources and much more. The EcoVadis award confirms that HME is already implementing these points in many policies and assessments.

EcoVadis is a global provider of business sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis methodology is based on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO Guideline 26000. A total of more than 100,000 companies from over 175 countries and 200 different industries have already been assessed by EcoVadis regarding their corporate activities.

About Heraeus
The Heraeus Group is a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, headquartered in Hanau, Germany. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660. Today, the Heraeus Group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health and industrial applications sectors. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership. In the 2021 financial year, the FORTUNE Global 500 listed group generated revenues of €29.5 billion (US$34.9 billion*) with approximately 16,200 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.

About Heraeus Medical
Heraeus Medical is a leader in the field of bone cements and biomaterials for surgical orthopedics and trauma surgery. In this way, the company makes a decisive contribution to supporting the surgeon and the surgical team to improving the surgical outcome. In the field of biomaterials, Heraeus Medical focuses on products for use in bone and joint surgery. The core product PALACOS® is considered the gold standard among bone cements and has proven itself in clinical use for over 60 years and more than 34 million procedures worldwide.