Sustainable.
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) sustainability@sew-eurodrive.de
03/2022

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

Q4/2022

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

Q3/2023

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

Q2/2023

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

Q2/2023

Cross-site measures to reduce packaging materials

Q4/2023

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

Q4/2023

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

Q1/2024

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

Q2/2024

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

06/2024

Publication of Sustainability Report 2023 in line with GRI Standards

06/2024

Further topics relating to the circular economy

Q3/2024

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

Q1/2025

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

xx/2025

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

06/2025

Publication of Sustainability Report 2024 in line with GRI Standards

2026

German sites carbon-neutral (scope 1/2)

Q1/2026

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

2027

Procurement of green electricity, geothermal energy, and biogas

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