A Systematic Approach to Sustainability

Our Vision

Our mission “to improve human living conditions” requires us to positively transform the Eppendorf Group to operate safely within the planetary boundaries and respecting humanity:
we shall become climate neutral, minimize the use of natural resources, and improve human well-being throughout our value chain.

This vision is part of our strategic approach to take responsibility and contribute to a sustainable development.

Stakeholder-, impact-, and success-oriented

For years now, Eppendorf has taken its corporate responsibility very seriously. In order to systematically integrate environmental and social aspects even more strongly into the Group's activities, Eppendorf has set itself a clear strategic framework.

The basis of the strategic framework is a combination of integrating different perspectives on 20 responsibility topics relevant for Eppendorf: The dialog with various stakeholders, a data-based determination of our environmental and social footprint using an impact analysis and a success-oriented assessment.

Sustainability along the entire value chain

For Eppendorf, corporate responsibility does not begin with its own incoming goods, nor does it end at the sales table. Instead, the focus is on the entire value chain. Thus, the strategic framework includes 20 topics in the areas of climate change, natural resources, social compliance, human well-being, digitalization, and society - and this from the raw material supplier to the customer.

Our Management Team is committed to ensure successful implementation, each member of the Management Board has assumed responsibility for a guiding theme:

Dr. Wilhelm Pluester

(Chief Executive Officer)


Global social compliance

Complex global value chains have challenges in working conditions and human rights - we systematically address these issues in our value chain and give adequate guidance to our suppliers to improve.

Hans-Christian Stuff

(Chief Financial Officer)


Climate change

We see climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our times – as a highly specialized, but smaller industrial player we commit ourselves to the below 2°C reduction path of the Paris Agreement. Our goal is to become climate neutral in our own operations and enable our customers to achieve climate neutrality as well.