To this end, Kurtz Ersa has implemented several projects in the direction of sustainability in the last twelve months: After the complete conversion to green electricity at its German sites in Kreuzwertheim, Wertheim and Sonnenbühl, Kurtz Ersa installed 3,660 photovoltaic modules on the available roof areas this year to generate environmentally friendly electricity. In this context, a total of 70 e-charging points were set up – distributed across all Kurtz Ersa sites – via which fleet vehicles, private e-mobiles of employees and business partners can be charged.
The renewed ESG rating is a confirmation for Kurtz Ersa on its way to becoming a sustainable company. ESG stands for “Environment, Social and Governance” and measures the voluntary contribution of companies to sustainable development that goes beyond legal requirements. In the present ESG rating, Kurtz Ersa was up to 22 points above the industry average in three of four categories (environment, labor and human rights, sustainable procurement). Of particular note: In the “Environment” category, Kurtz Ersa ranked in the top 11% of companies assessed in the industry, with a score of 70 points.
“With an overall score of 56 points, we were able to improve by a strong eight points, exceed our self-imposed target and are thus significantly better than the industry average,” said Kurtz Ersa CFO Thomas Mühleck. CEO Ralph Knecht emphasizes: “Based on an independent certification, we are among the best industrial companies in terms of environment, social and governance and were able to improve significantly again last year. We are very pleased with the strong ESG rating, which is both a confirmation and an incentive for us – our thanks go to all our employees worldwide, who have made sustainability a top priority in line with our brand essence ‘Global. Ahead. Sustainable’!”
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