The Green
Side of drive

As a company that takes a proactive approach to the future, we have always done everything in our power to live up to our responsibilities in every way, whether in relation to the environment, our customers, our business partners, or our employees.

We are shaping the change – SEW EURODRIVE has been focusing on topics such as the circular economy, renewable energies, and energy-efficient drives for many years now. Our products, which are designed as a modular concept, comply with Ecodesign Regulation (EU) 2019/1781. What's more, we have received multiple awards and hold various certificates:

  • EcoVadis gold sustainability rating (since 2022)
  • ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification

Our Sustainability Committee, which reports directly to the Management Board, monitors and continuously re-evaluates the ways our actions across all sectors and departments impact the environment.

Load report   (PDF, 11.1 MB)

Result of carbon accounting Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) for the pilot SEW site in Graben-Neudorf


First edition of the design rules catalog

Implement the re-use of brake components process

Feasibility of loop processes for magnets investigated

Compliance with supply chain care law

Analysis of supply chains/sourcing strategy

Analysis of transport logistics/transport routes


Results of site-specific carbon accounting (CCF) – for the Bruchsal Electronics Plant


Results of product-specific carbon accounting pilot project (PCF) – for one mechanical product / one mechatronic product / one electrical product


Cross-site measures to reduce packaging materials


Evaluation of additional economically viable reuse / remanufacturing / refurbishment projects in collaboration with the managing director production (GP)


Site-specific (CCF) – carbon accounting system set up, including for scope 3 emissions


Site-specific carbon accounting (CCF) – EMCT countries with scope 1 & 2 accounting


Product-specific carbon accounting (PCF) – system and necessary infrastructure for automated creation developed, rollout plan drawn up


Publication of Sustainability Report 2023 in line with GRI Standards


Further topics relating to the circular economy


Revision of travel guidelines, with incentives for CO2-friendly mobility


Site-specific carbon accounting (CCF) – step-by-step plan defined for automated creation of carbon footprint, including scope 3 emissions


Product carbon accounting (PCF) – may be required for batteries and metal products (legal stipulations)


Publication of Sustainability Report 2024 in line with GRI Standards


German sites carbon-neutral (scope 1/2)


Non-financial report in line with CSRD (EU Directive) for reporting year 2025


Procurement of green electricity, geothermal energy, and biogas

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