CDP is a nonprofit organization that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The benefits of annually disclosing to CDP include better visibility of Bühler’s sustainability practices among stakeholders, as well as ensuring transparency of the company’s climate impact.
After submitting for the first time in 2019 and receiving a score of C- in the Climate Change questionnaire, Bühler significantly increased their performance in 2020, achieving a score of B while responding to the full version of the questionnaire. In 2021 Bühler maintained their B rating, indicating to their stakeholders that they continue to take coordinated actions on climate related issues. Bühler as well maintained their rating in supplier engagement at B-, an additional rating provided on actions taken in its supply chain over the course of 2020.
With the actions taken in 2021, which are reflected in the sustainability report, Bühler has the ambition to see their score rise higher in both rating categories and will continue to work within its value chains on actions to mitigate climate change.
Drive Sustainability is an automotive partnership between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Scania CV AB, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group.
The partnership, facilitated by CSR Europe, aims to drive sustainability throughout the automotive supply chain by promoting a common approach within the industry and by integrating sustainability in the overall procurement process. In 2020, Bühler passed the assessment, which at time of publication is still valid.
EcoVadis is a globally recognized platform for grading a company's environmental, social, and ethical performance for the year. With over 75,000 companies involved, it allows Bühler’s customers to compare companies to their competitors and prove that their supply chain complies with verified sustainability standards. Internally it helps to direct a company's focus to the areas of improvement over the next year.
Achievements: This is Bühler’s fifth assessment with the platform, having achieved a silver medal score in 2019, before losing it in 2020 due to a change in the EcoVadis ranking system. As a result, it was always the main goal of the Bühler team to gain back the silver medal score and to progress as far as possible. In this year’s EcoVadis assessment, Bühler regained the silver medal score, while achieving the highest year-on-year score increase from 53 to 58 out of 100.
ISO certification standards are the global environmental standard for validation of a company’s conduct. The standards are internationally agreed by experts in the fields of quality management, environmental management, food safety and health and safety, to be in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set out by the United Nations.
The ISO certification recognizes our effective environmental management systems using global environmental standards for validation. With these certifications, we can show to all relevant stakeholders our current standards and our intention to further be aligned with the standards set out by ISO and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
SEDEX helps organizations manage data on labor practices, health and safety, environment, and business ethics in their supply chains. SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) covers ETI Base Code principles and additionally reviews performance with regards to human rights, land rights, responsible recruitment practices, the right to work of migrant workers, management systems implementation and the presence of sub-contracting and home working.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. The member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD 8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. The global network of almost 70 national business councils gives all members unparalleled reach across the globe. Bühler became a member of WBCSD in March 2019.
By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses across a variety of sectors, Bühler aims to make a real impact on global corporate sustainability, provide the growing global population with the nourishment and mobility solutions of the future, and make these solutions industrially available.
Within the WBSCD Reporting Matters initiative, Bühler receives feedback on its annual reporting to continually improve its reporting standard.