HARTING honoured once again for social responsibility
Fourth time in a row / Targeted selection of suppliers
Shanghai, December 19, 2019 – In what is a nice Advent surprise, for the fourth year running the HARTING Technology Group has been awarded gold status by rating agency EcoVadis for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Advent has many surprises in store, and this particular one really stands out -- HARTING has once again qualified for gold status with the sustainability rating platform Ecovadis. "This award is a nice Christmas present for all employees," beamed Gisela Eickhoff and Ulrike Upmeyer, who are responsible for CSR at the Technology Group.
For the fourth time in a row, the company has been awarded gold status by the Ecovadis sustainability initiative. "In times of climate change and Fridays for Future, our customers are demanding ever-stronger evidence of our commitment to sustainable development as well. The award shows us that we’re on the right track,"Eickhoff added.
Customer requirements regarding topics such as environmental protection and occupational safety, compliance and the supply chain are increasingly being bundled and evaluated via platforms such as the Ecovadis one. These platforms offer e.g. the advantage that several customers can access results simultaneously whileinformation need only be supplied once, not individually for each customer. Scoring is done across industries, and each company learns how it compares to the overall group.
The HARTING Technology Group pursues a vision of creating “valuesfor people”. One of the pillars is the Code of Conduct of the ZVEI, Central Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry, which is binding on all companies in the Group. In addition, the management system for social responsibility of the holding company, the two major German production facilities and the German sales company is set up in accordance with international standard ISO 26000 and is externally audited.
Caption: Gisela Eickhoff (left) and Ulrike Upmeyer celebrate the award.
The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2018/19 business year, some 5,300 employees generated sales of EUR 750 million.
HARTING first entered China market in 1988 and is the first global connector manufacturer in the Chinese market awarded the CCC (China Compulsory Certification). HARTING creates standards in the connector industry and provides connectivity and networks solutions to our esteemed customers according to their special requirements. The company focuses on factory automation, transportation, renewable energy, power transmission, machinery & robotics, LED markets etc. HARTING China operates in in Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Changsha, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Xian, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin, Beijing, Shenyang, Changchun, Taiyuan and Taipei. HARTING has manufacturing sites in Zhuhai and Beijing.