Aenova receives silver medal in EcoVadis sustainability rating

Starnberg, 06/04/2023

Aenova, one of world's leading contract development and manufacturing organisations for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, has achieved silver status in the latest EcoVadis sustainability rating. This documents the Aenova Group's continuous improvement of its sustainability in the categories "environment", "labor and human rights", "ethics" and "sustainable procurement".

Certified proof of sustainability in the areas of environment, labor, ethics and procurement is becoming increasingly important for companies and their suppliers. Around half of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies use the EcoVadis assessment for this purpose. The Aenova Group also undergoes an annual assessment by EcoVadis. In the areas of environment and labor and human rights, the best results were achieved with 70 out of 100 maximum possible points. With a percentile of 84, Aenova is among the top 25 percent of companies evaluated by EcoVadis.

The production steps in the pharmaceutical industry are energy-intensive. A good Ecovadis result also distinguishes responsible action in the use of natural resources. According to Ecovadis, around 91% of companies now take sustainability criteria into account when making purchasing decisions.

"Sustainability is not an empty phrase for us, but an important strategic goal," says Jan Kengelbach, CEO of Aenova Group. "Our sustainability strategy always includes further optimization in sustainability and environmental topics. For example, the Aenova site in Sisseln already operates completely CO2-free, many sites have photovoltaic systems as well as special wastewater treatment or their own combined heat and power plants, and we are continuously expanding the sites."

The EcoVadis methodology covers a total of seven management indicators, comprising 21 sustainability criteria in four thematic areas: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. It is based on leading standards such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), UNCC (UN Climate Change) and ISO 26000, and is overseen by an international scientific committee. It evaluates companies' performance by analyzing policies, measures and results.