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Krones continues in its role as an industry leader

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Sustainability B- Prime rating Krones oekom research rating agency

Company gains accolades for its sustainability operations.

The internationally leading rating agency oekom research scrutinizes the sustainability performance of companies from all over the world. In February, Krones once again received B- Prime status – for the fourth time in a row.

A total of 172 industrial companies were assessed by oekom research, the majority of them only rated at D+.

Fewer than five per cent of the 172 companies, including Krones, were awarded the maximum possible rating of B- and thus rank among the leading plant and machinery manufacturers in terms of sustainability.

The rating covers the company’s operations in regard to social responsibility and sustainable eco-management. These are weighted using more than 100 criteria specifically selected as relevant to the sector.


Krones performed particularly well in two categories: in the “staff” aspect, oekom research praised the opportunities for staff in terms of an equitable work-life balance, while in regard to “eco-efficiency”, the rating agency especially emphasised the responsible management of media and energy at Krones.

“The fact that this year we’ve again defended our B- Prime status is a notable success. The rating provides us with an independent appraisal that this year, too, confirms that we’re on the right track when it comes to sustainability,” says Krones CSR project coordinator Nico Irrgang.

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