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groninger Publishes First Sustainability Report

The groninger Group, a global leading manufacturer of filling and closing machines for the pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and cosmetics industries, has published its first sustainability report for the 2022 financial year. This report summarizes the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable governance, social responsibility and environmental protection.

groninger has published a sustainability report for the first time. The company publishes comprehensive non-financial information about its business activities, thereby creating even more transparency in the area of its sustainability commitment. The focus topics highlighted in this reporting are: Environmental, social and corporate governance (Environmental, Social, Governance – ESG).

Sustainable corporate development, in our opinion, can only be realized through the interaction of all of these factors. We understand these factors to be multidimensional and closely intertwined, since economic, ecological and social challenges are, on the one hand, separate from each other and, on the other hand, always interact with one another,” says Jens Groninger, managing partner of the groninger group, with conviction.

“As a family business, we think in generations, not in quarters. We believe it is our responsibility to leave a world worthy of our children and grandkids. Responsible action, active design, and sustainable business have been an integral element of our self-image since our company was founded, and we expect the same from our workers, partners, and suppliers. We don’t need any legal requirements for this. We do this on our own initiative,” emphasizes Volker Groninger, also managing partner of groninger. It’s about the attitude of each individual, which you - including as a company - can take in a targeted manner and align your actions accordingly.

In line with its own high standards of innovation and quality, groninger has also set itself ambitious goals in the area of sustainability: By 2030, for example, the family company wants to become climate neutral in Scope 1 and Scope 2 at its German sites. To this end, renewable energy sources, among other things, should be further expanded.

“We are consistently continuing on the path we have already taken,” summarizes Volker Groninger. As early as 2021, various hall roofs at the Groninger sites in Crailsheim and Schnelldorf were covered with photovoltaic systems in order to increasingly meet the energy requirements from renewable energy sources. This expansion continued in 2022 and 2023, so that the majority of groninger’s building roofs now have PV systems. In total, around 1.5 million euros were invested in this.

At the Schnelldorf site, an ice storage heating system was installed during its expansion in 2016, which, based on the principle of a heat exchanger, uses the changed physical state (liquid/frozen) of water for heating in winter and for cooling in summer. The ice storage system and the heat pumps used for it are operated entirely with green energy.

Such investments are also planned for the future and will be promoted at all groninger sites.

“From now on, a sustainability report should be published annually, thereby making the further development of our sustainability activities even more tangible,” says Jens Groninger, providing an outlook on the sustainability reporting planned for the future.

This means that groninger is already meeting the requirements of the future today and is once again positioning itself as a leader in the industry.

 

 

The 2022 groninger Sustainability Report is here. Learn more. 

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