Our understanding of sustainability
Sustainability and the continuous development of Dräger are an important part of our company’s DNA and corporate history. The way we see it, our guiding philosophy, “Technology for Life”, means taking responsibility. Our products make a positive contribution to people and the environment in many ways. When developing our systems and processes, we make sure to conserve resources and to prevent potential risks arising from our business activities. At Dräger we see sustainability as being essential to our economic success. We must act responsibly at all our international locations and throughout our supply chain if we want to survive. We are convinced that compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as free and fair competition, must be the basis for all business activity—and that we must fight corruption and protect human rights.
Focal points for sustainable action
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.
Our self-image includes outstanding product quality and an intact environment. Thus we ensure, through our quality and environmental management systems, that our processes are continually improved. The following certificates document our success: