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BÖNNIGHEIM (aba) With the publication of its sustainability report for 2023, testing provider Hohenstein is providing greater transparency. The report details sustainability efforts at its Boennigheim headquarters and targets for 2024. Hohenstein has replaced previous environmental guidelines with strategic development in accordance with Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and adopted a sustainability roadmap for the future.

Example highlights in the report include:

  • Environmental: Overall, energy consumption was actively reduced, and renewable energy use promoted. Hohenstein also collected rail and air travel data to be used in CO2 accounting in 2024.
  • Social: Hohenstein actively involved its employees in sustainability activities based on a survey and internal education. Further measures, for example yoga sessions and health care training, complement the goals. In future, Hohenstein will improve the ratio of female managers and implement a training campaign on the company values for employees.
  • Governance: Hohenstein management has prioritized good communication through regular colloquia for employees and access to human resources consultation. They intend to intensify the dialogue with employees through further events.

Hohenstein has been implementing environmental and social measures for decades. As the first neutral assessment of these measures in 2019, Hohenstein participated in the ECOfit programme in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A regular external assessment is to be introduced in 2024.

In 2022, the company hired a Manager for Sustainable Development to oversee Hohenstein's own sustainability implementation and advise customers on theirs. "At Hohenstein, there is so much potential for resource-conserving and environmentally conscious work - and this is already very much a reality. Our goal is to maintain this high level and further optimise wherever possible. I am confident that we will achieve a lot in the coming years and influence results we can be proud of," emphasises Marie Oldopp, Manager for Sustainable Development at Hohenstein.

CEO Dr Stefan Droste also prioritizes further development of sustainability at Hohenstein: "Our commitment in this area is not only a responsibility to future generations, but also the solid foundation and prerequisite for our own global activities. We will continue to expand and refine our sustainability strategies to ensure that our practices meet internal requirements and external standards and expectations."

Read the full report 

About Hohenstein 
Hohenstein is a family-owned company with more than 75 years of experience in testing, certification and research. With roots in the textile sector, the Hohenstein testing spectrum now includes both softlines and hardlines. Around the globe, more than 1,000 employees work on testing and service offerings such as testing for harmful substances, performance testing or fit testing. Customers from all over the world receive everything from a single source: Hohenstein supports companies along the entire value chain, from the testing process and certification to the marketing of their products. The Hohenstein experts are experienced partners for more-sustainable materials, products and processes. As a founding member, Hohenstein is one of the most important laboratories for OEKO-TEX®, the world's leading certifier of textile and leather goods. For training and further education, the Hohenstein Academy provides online and classroom courses.


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Hohenstein has been prioritizing sustainability for decades. To demonstrate these efforts transparently, the company has decided to take several additional actions. © Hohenstein
Marie Oldopp has been Manager for Sustainable Development at Hohenstein since 2022. © Hohenstein
Hohenstein publishes its 2023 sustainability report. © Hohenstein