Liebherr-MCCtec awarded Eco-Vadis gold

3 December 2021

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Liebherr-MCCtec, part of Liebherr Group, has been awarded a gold medal from EcoVadis, sustainability ratings supplier.

The company is a divisional holding company for maritime cranes, crawler cranes, duty cycle crawler cranes and pilling and drilling rigs for deep foundation work.

The gold medal for Liebherr-MCCtec places it in the top 5 % of all rated companies for sustainability and within the top 3 % of manufacturing companies globally.

EcoVadis score sustainability using indicators in four key areas; Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.

Tatjana Grissemann, corporate responsibility manager, Liebherr-MCCtec, said the gold medal from EcoVadis marks a clear progression from the silver medals awarded in 2019 to Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland and Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock in Germany.

“Responsibility and care for the environment has always been a key component of Liebherr philosophy. We have been part of our respective communities for many decades, and we have always cared for our local environment. Today, we carry that same responsibility with us, but as part of the global supply chain, we have a global responsibility,” she said.

"All electric portal harbour cranes, a battery powered series of construction equipment as part of our Unplugged series along with our hybrid and electric powered port and terminal equipment give our customers the power to choose environmentally sustainable products. As governments, society and consumers demand more accountability from business, Liebherr’s commitment to sustainability, not only on the environmental front, but across human rights, procurement and labour gives our customers confidence that Liebherr is the sustainable choice."

Liebherr-MCCtec is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UN Global Compact has a vision of a sustainable economy for the benefit of all people, communities, and markets, today and in the future.

It serves as a call to companies to align strategies and operations with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDG are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all member states of the United Nations (UN) in 2015.

“Our recent success is not the end, merely a step along the way. We will continue to do better; we endeavour to improve. We have mapped out a future pathway and are working to embed a culture of assuming responsibility towards the environment and people at all levels of the company - from employees to management." added Grissemann.

"We have refreshed and expanded our Corporate Responsibility Policy taking into account our long-term strategic goals including defining targets for quantifiable KPIs across emissions, energy, and employee health. Furthermore, as part of the Liebherr Group we look forward to participating in a group wide sustainability report, a further commitment to the future of our planet and to more transparency across our supply chains.”