For a Sustainable Future
Sustainability is a Matter for the Heart
For around 60 years we have been preserving the lives of patients and improving their quality of life with our innovative products and solutions. At the same time, we are aware that sustainability has many dimensions and that the world is experiencing a historic transformation toward a greener, more social and better-governed economy. BIOTRONIK is actively helping to shape these changes and is committed to more sustainability. As a global medical technology company, we are aware of our responsibility toward people and the environment and we know that: the task of helping to shape a more sustainable future has never been so clear nor as urgent as it is today.
“At BIOTRONIK we work day by day to live our guiding principle ‘Excellence for life’. For us, this means: always giving our best to ensure the safety of patients at all times. To do this we are continuously developing innovative, sustainable and unique solutions and products, and we offer our customers excellent service,” says Dr. Alexander Uhl, CEO and member of the Executive Board.
“In order to remain economically successful tomorrow, entrepreneurial thinking and acting must be geared towards sustainability today. Climate and environmental protection, social aspects and value-creating company management are therefore central elements of our 2030 Sustainability Strategy,” says Stephan Schulz, CFO and member of the Executive Board.
A Clear Strategy Sets the Direction
With our 2030 Sustainability Strategy, we’ll ensure that more people have access to high-quality medical technology and that the available resources of our planet are used and protected in the best possible way.
The sustainability strategy focuses our previously individual activities, provides orientation and ensures that our actions have an impact. It will help us to anchor sustainability in our decision-making over the long term, to set the right focus and to clearly communicate our goals to both internal and external stakeholders.
With the aid of a materiality analysis, we identified and evaluated the most significant sustainability topics for us. Based on those results we have distilled out three strategic areas of action with nine focus topics for our 2030 Sustainability Strategy.
Our Areas of Action and Focus Topics
As a manufacturing company, we are aware of our impact on the environment and the accompanying responsibility. Since we include sustainable business in our self-image, we are formulating goals and taking actions that contribute to a CO2-neutral and circular future.
- Emissions and energy
- Product & packaging materials
Better Quality of Life
We are strengthening our society, by helping people to live better lives. We are able to do this, primarily, through nationwide supply of our innovative products and services and our social commitment. At the same time, we encourage our employees and offer them a multi-faceted environment in which to evolve and develop their potential.
- Product innovations
- Diversity & inclusion
- Training & professional development
- Health and safety
Good Corporate Governance
We act responsibly and with integrity. This is the basis of our business success and a central part of our corporate governance. Applicable law, ethical principles as well as our corporate values and internal guidelines show us the way.
- Compliance & integrity
- Responsibility in our supply chain
Our Goals at a Glance
We take sustainability seriously and want to be measured by our performance. This is why we have set ourselves specific goals within our three areas of action. These are specifically measured based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators.
To Manufacture in a CO2-Neutral Way
Based on our climate strategy, we aim to achieve a 50 percent reduction in our total greenhouse gases by 2030. In addition, we will have climate-neutral production by 2045.
To Promote Women
By 2030 we will increase the number of women in management positions to 30 per cent. Our internal working group, Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, is setting specific measures and goals at a global level.
To Evaluate Suppliers
By 2025 we will reinforce our human rights and environmental risk management along the supply chain, by assessing 100 percent of our direct suppliers.
Our headquarters are certified according to the following ISO standards:
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