From left: Nadia Schweizer (CSR Officer of the SÜLZLE Group), Maximilian Sülzle (5th generation of the SÜLZLE Group) and Steffen Klink (COO at EUPD Research)


Award for sustainable action and reporting

The SÜLZLE Group won the ESG TRANSPARENCY AWARD 2023 on 6 December for its sustainability reporting in the predicate class. The award honours companies that make an important contribution to the future with transparent ESG sustainability reports and sustainable measures. “The award confirms that we are on the right track with our sustainability management and reporting in accordance with the DNK. We look forward to the next steps towards achieving our Vision 2030,” says Maximilian Sülzle, 5th generation of the SÜLZLE Group. “The special thing about our sustainability strategy is its strategic integration into all SÜLZLE divisions. For our team, sustainability is an integral part of our daily work, even in challenging times. This is also reflected in our corporate vision,” added Nadia Schweizer, CSR Officer of the SÜLZLE Group at the award ceremony on the Petersberg in Bonn.

The ESG TRANSPARENCY AWARD, presented by EUPD RESEARCH SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT GMBH, honours companies from all sectors that consistently demonstrate a pioneering spirit on the way to aligning their entire corporate activities with a sustainable and responsible business policy.

In addition to the SÜLZLE Group, Deutsche Telekom AG, Hugo Boss AG and Bayer AG were among those honoured. The SÜLZLE Group has been an active supporter of the Alliance for Development and Climate since the beginning of 2020. In 2022, SÜLZLE published its first sustainability report in accordance with the DNK declaration of conformity. SÜLZLE not only wants to create sustainability for itself, but also for future generations.

In addition to economic growth and customer-orientated corporate management, ecological and social criteria are crucial. The Group is in the midst of a transformation and, like most companies, faces the dual challenge of combining the principles of profitability and sustainability. It also needs to strengthen its innovative strength and competitiveness, shape digitalisation and meet the demand for skilled workers. Both a challenge and an opportunity. To this end, climate-relevant emissions are regularly analysed, reduced and offset. The SÜLZLE Group relies on green electricity, LED lighting, e-cars, modernisation of the truck fleet, innovative material logistics and energy production from PV systems, among other things, to reduce CO2 emissions.

As one of the leading steel traders in Germany and a driver of innovation in the industry, the company wants to offer its partners and customers the opportunity to buy climate-friendly steel from SÜLZLE Stahlpartner. To this end, automated, digitalised and coordinated production and logistics processes have been created at several locations in recent years. Sustainable, resource-saving and employee-friendly. SÜLZLE Stahlpartner also focusses on the upstream supply chain.

SÜLZLE is not only constantly developing its own group of companies, but also cooperates with companies that are committed to future topics. For example, its start-up subsidiary, Amodes GmbH, is constantly developing its environmentally friendly and mobile river and pond sludge dewatering system. Another project is also being developed on the company’s own initiative on the former brickworks site directly on the A81 motorway: the Green Innovation Park. The “Business Park of the Future” will be home to companies that pursue the goals of sustainability, collaboration and digitalisation in particular.

Read the SÜLZLE Group – Sustainability Report 2021/22 and visit Sustainability at SÜLZLE.

Find out more about the ESG TRANSPARENCY AWARD and this year’s winners, which include Deutsche Telekom AG, Hugo Boss AG and Bayer AG in addition to the SÜLZLE Group.