Sustainability has always been an integral part of our company:
Our products are becoming ever more sustainable and help ensure that research can be carried out optimally all over the world. We are continuously working on protecting the environment and are aware of our significant responsibility as an employer towards our employees. Our commitment to society manifests itself in many ways and is closely linked to our core competencies.
Compliance with laws and regulations is more than a matter of course for us:
We actually exceed them by setting even higher standards for ourselves. We also commit our suppliers and service providers to standards that exceed the legal requirements and apply to us globally.
In our Sustainability Report for the 2021 fiscal year, we inform about the handling and implementation of our four key strategic sustainability themes: climate change, natural resources, social compliance and social well-being and, moreover, we share information about the social engagement of the Group of Companies.
Read the Report here
This is how our founders Dr. Netheler and Dr. Hinz described the company mission in 1970. This mission has motivated and inspired us at Eppendorf ever since then. As a mid-sized company, we have always been – and will continue to be – very aware of our responsibility to all human beings. This is why we welcome both the heterogeneity and individuality of our employees and customers as well as the diversity of their cultures, world views and personal biographies. Every day, we discover new potential and opportunities for improving our efficiency on the market – and heightening our mutual respect and esteem.
Sustainability covers the three columns of environmental, social, and economical aspects. The environmental area is still the most known aspect of sustainability in public. Eppendorf strives to reduce its environmental footprint by constantly reducing the raw material usage a well as energy consumption and to optimize the environmental impact of our business operations and the products we produce. Environmental aspects are joined by social and economical aspects within Eppendorf but also when our products are used by our stakeholders. None of these challenges can be solved quickly or easily. But all of them demand that we listen to one another and work together. That we focus on caring for the environment and the future of all of us. We know where that road leads: We aim to make our contribution and reduce the CO2 footprint together.
New Product Development
In accordance with this goal, Eppendorf has decided that newly developed products have to focus on reduced energy consumption: within our production process as well as at your lab bench at daily usage.
This work is never over, it is an on-going journey. That’s why, at Eppendorf, we started to focus on completely new technologies in respect to green products. All of us have to change, to adapt to new technologies to fill the gaps we still have to save the environment.
"Sustainability is a matter close to our hearts and our understanding of ourselves as a responsible company."
Eva van Pelt
Co-CEO and Chief Commercial Officer