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Social responsibility and environmental management


In line with our mission "processing and packaging for a better life", Syntegon's technologies contribute to the worldwide supply of long-lasting and high-quality food, as well as high-quality and safely packaged medicines. We are a leader in the development of sustainable packaging solutions and attach particular importance to resource-saving technologies.

In addition, Syntegon has high standards in terms of business ethics and social responsibility. We are committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We regularly evaluate the environmental and social dimensions of our business and keep an eye on our supply chain.

As part of our own ESG strategy (Environmental Social Governance), we pursue specific goals and measure ourselves against high standards. We also have ourselves assessed annually by Ecovadis as part of a sustainability rating. We are involved in the local communities surrounding our sites and support initiatives in the areas of health, food supply, sustainability, and education.

Environmental management


Sustainable packaging

We support our customers in the transition to environmentally friendly packaging materials – without compromising on product protection and thus contributing to more environmental protection and sustainability.


Resource-saving technologies

Our machines are designed to maximize the protection of people, resources, and the environment and can process packaging materials with the lowest possible energy consumption. We evaluate our machines holistically in terms of material and energy consumption and continuously optimize our machine portfolio to further reduce overall resource consumption.


Reducing energy consumption and emissions

Syntegon makes every effort to minimize the adverse impact of its business activities on the environment. We are reducing our energy consumption and emissions while using more renewable energy and increasing the share of recyclable waste.

  • We will reduce our CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2025 compared to 2019.
  • We are growing the share of renewables in our total energy consumption from 42 percent in 2020 to 55 percent in 2025.

Learn more about Syntegon’s environmental responsibility in our series "Let's talk about ESG!"

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Torsten Sauer, Director Sustainability, introduces us to what he sees as the key to more sustainable packaging, the approach Syntegon is taking and how we are getting closer to our goals in this area.

Resource-sparing technologies

Marc Braeuninger, Director Quality Management and Product Compliance, describes what Syntegon is doing to keep the ecological footprint of its machines small and what that means for manufacturing in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Reducing emissions

Jasmin Gonner, Global Expert Environmental Management, presents Syntegon’s emission reduction targets, the measures we are taking, and what we have already achieved.

100 percent green electricity is obtained by almost all our European sites 
10 percent lower CO₂ emissions in 2023 than in 2022 
6 percent lower energy consumption in 2023 than 2022 

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Social Responsibility

Syntegon takes responsibility for its employees. Their health and safety is of utmost importance to us. We value heterogeneous working practices and strive for a diverse workforce. All employees are to be qualified for their tasks in the best possible way and have the opportunity for further development.


Occupational safety and health

A safe and healthy working environment for every employee is crucial for Syntegon. We assess hazards for people and the environment, and consistently take appropriate protective measures. We make every effort to minimize the risk of occupational accidents while reducing the number of absent days across our workforce.

  • We will reduce the number of workplace accidents per million working hours (i.e. accident rate) from 3.3 in 2019 to 2.7 in 2025.
  • We aim to reduce the number of absent days per million working hours (i.e. accident severity rate) from 29 in 2019 to 25 in 2025.


  • Syntegon Learning World offers a demand-oriented training portfolio with self-study materials, trainer-led formats, learning videos or online training.

  • All employees receive feedback based on competencies and performance. Together with their managers, they initiate the right measures for their development.

  • With its global talent programs, Syntegon offers employees specific opportunities to fully realize their personal and professional potential.
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The aim of the Diversity Charter is to advance the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the world of work. By signing, Syntegon has committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and actively counteracting discrimination in the workplace. We strive for a balanced distribution of gender, age and nationality in our workforce. We regularly survey the proportion of women in management positions and operate targeted measures in the area of talent selection.

Social commitment

Syntegon takes responsibility in the social environment of its locations and encourages its employees to get involved socially. We support local projects in the areas of health, food supply, environment, education, and science, for example through donations.

In addition, the Syntegon Group cooperates with the aid organization CARE, which work globally to provide food and health protection measures for people in need.

Learn more about Syntegon‘s social responsibility in our series "Let's talk about ESG!"

Occupational Health and Safety

Jasmin Gonner, Global Expert Occupational Health and Safety, talks about how we approach Occupational Health and Safety at Syntegon, what we’re aiming to accomplish, and what we’re doing to put our policies into practice.

Employee engagement

Jacqueline Freudenreich, Global Expert Employee Engagement, Diversity, Learning & Development, explains what Employee Engagement means to Syntegon.

Employee development

Alexandra Erbach, Global Expert Talent Development, Leadership & Change Management, presents Syntegon’s approach to employee development.

Social commitment

Patrick Löffel, Corporate Communications Manager, tells us all about why social commitment matters so much to Syntegon, what our priorities are, and what we’re doing to engage with society.

Supply Chain

Along our entire supply chain, we obligate ourselves and our business partners to comply with sustainable business practices and fundamental human rights. We already require our suppliers and service providers to comply with our code of conduct for business partners during the selection process. We work closely with our existing contractual partners, support them in improving their ESG performance, and regularly review them in audits.

Syntegon makes sure that there are no compliance violations or other actions in its supply chain that conflict with applicable law and responsible corporate governance.

  • We assess risks and regularly audit areas at greater risk of compliance violations.
  • In the event of violations, we demand prompt improvements. If they persist, Syntegon will cease working with the respective suppliers.
  • We use tools such as supplier questionnaires, a quick-check app, and deep-drill assessments

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