Flender Triumphs with the German Sustainability Award 2024 in Mechanical Engineering

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Flender CEO Andreas Evertz (front 3rd from right) and Head of CSR Kimberley ten Broeke (front 4th from right) present the German Sustainability Award together with other representatives of the Flender management

Flender, a leader in the drive technology sector, has been honoured with the German Sustainability Award 2024 for their exceptional contributions to the mechanical engineering category. This recognition came during a prestigious ceremony held at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, where CEO Andreas Evertz accepted the award from esteemed sustainability researcher Professor Kai Niebert.

The German Sustainability Award 2024 jury applauded Flender for their remarkable role in the energy transition, particularly highlighting their position as the quality leader in wind and industrial drives. Flender’s efforts have set a benchmark in the industry and sent strong, positive signals across various sectors.

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Flender CEO Andreas Evertz receives the German Sustainability Award in Düsseldorf from sustainability researcher Prof. Kai Niebert

Andreas Evertz expressed his pride in Flender’s significant role in the energy transition and industrial transformation. He acknowledged the honor of receiving the award and thanked the jury, the German Sustainability Award Foundation, the Flender team, and their partners. Evertz emphasized that the award is a testament to their global team’s passion and commitment and motivates them towards their ambitious goals.

Flender’s Commitment to Sustainability and Innovation

At the core of Flender’s corporate strategy lies a strong commitment to sustainability. The company has aligned its operations with the demands of the energy transition and a sustainable economy. This includes promoting a circular economy and implementing measures to reduce CO2 emissions, achieving a remarkable 79% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions since 2015.

Flender’s significant contribution to wind power drive technology is evident in their installation of 350 gigawatts of gear and generator capacity globally. Their latest innovations, like the HybridDrive, substantially reduce the need for materials such as copper and rare earths, crucial for the growth of wind energy.

The company’s new standard gearbox series, Flender One, and their AIQ digital gearbox intelligence, are setting new benchmarks in sustainability and energy efficiency for industrial applications. These advancements not only reduce power loss but also conserve valuable resources and raw materials. Flender’s approach to digitalization in industry allows companies to optimize production processes, enhancing overall efficiency and tailoring gearboxes to specific needs.

Kimberley ten Broeke, Head of CSR at Flender, underscored the strategic journey initiated years ago, emphasizing sustainability as a core element of their corporate strategy. The company’s progress is also recognized by EcoVadis Gold.

The German Sustainability Award: A Benchmark for Ecological and Social Progress

The German Sustainability Award, presented by the GSA, identifies and honors trailblazers in sustainability. In its 16th year, the award focuses on contributions that significantly advance ecological and social progress, aligning with the goals of the 2030 Agenda. The GSA is an integral part of German Sustainability Day, a leading international convention on sustainability since 2008, facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences among stakeholders.

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