NORD Wins EcoVadis Sustainability Certificate
11th January 2023
NORD Drivesystems was assessed by the rating agency EcoVadis and awarded the silver sustainability certificate in 2022. In the overall ranking, the North German company is in the top six percent of manufacturers in the industry assessed by EcoVadis.
“We are very proud to have received the certificate”, Jörg Niermann, Head of Marketing at NORD Drivesystems, explains. “This clearly shows that our sustainability strategy is paying off.” The company received 65 out of 100 points and thus landed on the 89th percentile rank, which is significantly above the average of companies in this industry. The drive technology manufacturer is in the range of the top one percent of companies assessed in the environment category and in the top eleven percent of the sustainable procurement category.
Economic efficiency and sustainability in harmony
NORD Drivesystems aims to reconcile economic efficiency and sustainability – both globally and locally on site. In addition to innovations and energy efficiency, the company also takes social responsibility towards its globally active employees, customers, suppliers and partners with its CSR measures. “Our Company Policy is the foundation of our activities”, Niermann says. “We act with integrity and responsibility for the environment.” The company’s sustainability strategy not only includes a considerate and resource-saving approach to nature but also the development and manufacture of energy-efficient drive systems and solutions for environmentally relevant industries, such as wind energy and waste water treatment plants, recycling and biogas plants or large transport systems where the use of the NORD products helps to significantly save energy.
With over 4,800 employees today, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has developed, produced and sold drive technology since 1965, and is one of the leading global full-service providers in the industry. In addition to standard drives, NORD delivers application-specific concepts and solutions for special requirements such as energy-saving drives or explosion-protected systems. In the 2021 financial year, annual sales amounted to 870 million Euros. NORD has 48 subsidiaries in 36 countries and further sales partners in more than 50 countries. They provide technical support, local stocks, assembly centres and customer service. NORD develops and produces a wide range of drive solutions for more than 100 industries, gear units for torques from 10 Nm up to over 282 kNm, supplies electric motors in the power range of 0.12 kW to 1,000 kW, and supplies the required power electronics with frequency inverters of up to 160 kW. Inverter solutions are available for conventional control cabinet installations as well as for decentralised, fully integrated drive units.