HARTING honoured once again for social responsibility

In what is a nice Advent surprise, for the fourth year running the HARTING Technology Group has been awarded gold status by rating agency EcoVadis for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Advent has many surprises in store, and this particular one really stands out -- HARTING has once again qualified for gold status with the sustainability rating platform Ecovadis. "This award is a nice Christmas present for all employees," beamed Gisela Eickhoff and Ulrike Upmeyer, who are responsible for CSR at the Technology Group.

For the fourth time in a row, the company has been awarded gold status by the Ecovadis sustainability initiative. "In times of climate change and Fridays for Future, our customers are demanding ever-stronger evidence of our commitment to sustainable development as well. The award shows us that we’re on the right track," Eickhoff added.

Gisela Eickhoff (left) and Ulrike Upmeyer celebrate the award

Customer requirements regarding topics such as environmental protection and occupational safety, compliance and the supply chain are increasingly being bundled and evaluated via platforms such as the Ecovadis one. These platforms offer e.g. the advantage that several customers can access results simultaneously while information need only be supplied once, not individually for each customer. Scoring is done across industries, and each company learns how it compares to the overall group.

The HARTING Technology Group pursues a vision of creating “values for people”. One of the pillars is the Code of Conduct of the ZVEI, Central Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry, which is binding on all companies in the Group. In addition, the management system for social responsibility of the holding company, the two major German production facilities and the German sales company is set up in accordance with international standard ISO 26000 and is externally audited.