Sustainability Report 2020

News & Stories

“Changing from within requires every single one of us. Only together can we achieve our goals.”

Linda Fortune-Coltrane (Greiner Bio-One) HR Manager

Employees are the key to our success

11,2381 people in 34 countries – therein lies our greatest strength. Our principles: We treat each other with mutual trust and respect. We encourage people and promote collaboration across divisions and across cultures. We are courageous and take responsibility to achieve our goals. We will continue to invest in our employees to ensure that we remain successful in the future. This is because employees are the key to solving the great sustainability challenges that lie ahead. The transformation that is required can be achieved only if our employees meet their full potential and we do everything we can to create a workplace that makes full use of their talents and sparks their enthusiasm for helping develop our company sustainably.

Our goal

We want all our employees to be prepared for the challenges of the future by 2030.

Our targets


By 2023, 80 percent of all employees should have an annual performance review.

By 2020

Integration of sustainability criteria into our managers’ target agreements by the end of 2020.

Our performance


64 percent of our employees had a performance review in 2020.

Since 2020

Target agreements have been in place binding certain managers to achieving specific sustainability targets since the end of 2020.

1 Employees of joint ventures and the global sales sites are not part of this analysis. Further information on the system boundaries of this report can be found at the end of the report.

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