What sustainability means to us
Sustainability and continuous development are essential parts of our DNA and company history at Dräger. For us, our guiding principle of "Technology for Life" means taking responsibility. We make a positive contribution to society and the environment in a variety of ways through our products. With our systems and processes, we ensure that resources are used sparingly and guard against potential risks that might arise from our business activities. We believe that our company's success depends on sustainability. This compels us to conduct our business responsibly across all our international locations and throughout our supply chain. We believe that respect for the law as well as free and fair competition must be at the heart of any commercial activity – free from corruption and in respect to human rights.
Our goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
We are committed to Germany's Climate Protection Law, which aims for carbon neutrality by 2045. An important milestone along the way will be to reduce emissions 33% by 2025, compared to 2015.
Our sustainability priorities
Recognition of our sustainability efforts
Dräger has been audited by reputable rating agencies. We have been able to retain our ‘Prime’ label as part of the ISS ESG Corporate Rating, giving us the best rating in the healthcare equipment and supplies industry. In 2023, Dräger received an A rating from the MSCI ESG Ratings. MSCI ESG Research provides ratings on global companies listed on the stock exchange and select private companies on a scale of AAA (leader) to CCC (laggard), according to exposure to industry-specific ESG risks and the ability to manage those risks relative to peers. The EcoVadis institute’s 2023 CSR assessment also placed Dräger among the top 1 percent of the sector, earning the company Gold status and allowing us to distinguish ourselves as a sustainable supplier.
"As a family entrepreneur, I want to be able to explain the things I do today to my children tomorrow."
Stefan Dräger, Executive Board Chairman
"Sustainability is the basis of our business activity—and therefore also our economic success."
Gert-Hartwig Lescow, CFO and Executive Board member for IT
"As the chief human resource officer, my primary focus is on our employees. Their health and safety is our greatest priority, which is why every accident is one too many."
Dr. Reiner Piske, Executive Board member for sales and human resources
"Our medical division strategy 'Improving Acute Care' also means that we will focus strongly on sustainability from the earliest stages in the development of new products and systems."
Anton Schrofner, Executive Board member for the medical division
"I think it is vital that we carefully examine who our partners are. Only by doing so can we build trusting relationships based on cooperation that is fair and sustainable for all involved. Respecting human rights is my top priority."
Rainer Klug, Executive Board member for safety technology