Laboratory products firm Greiner Bio-One receives silver medal from EcoVadis platform for its sustainability efforts; company ranks among top 20% of all companies evaluated and in top 8% in medical, dental equipment industry

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October 25, 2022 (press release) –

Greiner Bio-One had its sustainability efforts evaluated for the first time for the entire Group through the EcoVadis platform and was awarded the silver medal for its commitment. The Greiner Bio-One Group achieved 60 out of 100 points. With this overall rating, the company group ranks among the top 20% of all companies evaluated. Greiner Bio-One even ranks among the top 8% in its own industry – production of medical and dental equipment and materials.

“We are delighted with this great assessment of our commitment. We are proud of what we have achieved so far. At the same time, we are looking ahead. Our motivation is to align our actions with sustainability principles and continuously improve them – this is not a sprint but rather a marathon", Rainer Perneker, CEO of Greiner Bio-One International GmbH. 

A “Sustainability Scorecard” summarises the key findings from the evaluation. The evaluation is based on 21 indicators in the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

Silver for the entire group and gold for the Frickenhausen site (DE)
In 2021, the Frickenhausen site participated in the sustainability rating for the first time and as an individual site and even received the gold medal for its services. In 2022, the focus was on the entire Greiner Bio-One Group. Given the considerably larger scope of the assessment, the silver medal is also an extremely satisfactory result.

“Sustainability is an integral part of the values we promise our customers. However, our responsibility goes beyond our customers and products. As a globally active company, we aim to make an essential contribution to a future worth living in", Rainer Perneker, CEO of Greiner Bio-One International GmbH. 

The rating obtained not only honours the performance achieved but also shows the company potential for improvement. Greiner Bio-One sees its task as dealing specifically with the results and learning from them in order to further advance its sustainability activities.

About EcoVadis
EcoVadis SAS, Paris, is one of the world’s largest providers of sustainability ratings for companies and has created a global network of over 75,000 rated companies. The EcoVadis methodology is based on international sustainability standards (Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, ISO 26000) and is monitored by a scientific panel of CSR and supply chain experts in order to create reliable CSR ratings.

Greiner Bio-One International GmbH
Greiner Bio-One specializes in the development, production and distribution of high-quality plastic laboratory products. The company is a technology partner for hospitals, laboratories, universities, research institutes, and the diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Greiner Bio-One is split into three divisions – Preanalytics, BioScience and Sterilization. As an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Greiner Bio-One provides individual solutions in the area of custom-made design developments and production processes for the life sciences and medical sectors. In 2021, Greiner Bio-One International GmbH generated a turnover of 695 million euros and had 2,540 employees, 28 subsidiaries and numerous distribution partners in over 100 countries. Greiner Bio-One is part of Greiner AG, which is based in Kremsmünster (Austria).

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