With its innovative technologies, Sartorius is helping to ensure that more people will have access to better medicine - addressing the UN sustainability goal of "good health and well-being.

As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and acting in accordance with European regulations, we aim to identify, prevent or mitigate adverse impacts that our business may have on the environment, society and human rights.

"To Sartorius, sustainability means operating responsibly over the long term – with respect to business partners, employees and society as well as to natural resources. Sustainability is one of our three corporate values."

Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO

Climate action: How we plan to fully decarbonize our business activities by 2045

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Mission and Values

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The Sartorius Annual Report contains a Non-Financial Group Statement as a separate chapter in the Combined Group Management Report, which is subject to audit within the scope of a limited assurance engagement. The Independent Auditors’ Report is published in the Annual Report.

As of 2018, Sartorius Stedim Biotech is exempt from the obligation of providing a Non-Financial Group Statement. However, we provide our full SSB sustainability disclosure in the GRI Report for Sartorius Stedium Biotech.

Annual Report Sartorius Group 2022

PDF | 10.1 MB

Annual Report Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. 2022

PDF | 8.4 MB

Non-financial Group Statement 2022

PDF | 1.1 MB

Sartorius Sustainability Report 2022

PDF | 5.9 MB

Sartorius’ sustainability performance is regularly assessed by ESG rating agencies. The results are incorporated into our activities for continuous improvement. 

In addition, Sartorius AG is listed in the DAX ESG 50 sustainability index of Deutsche Börse. The index lists the leading 50 companies based on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) performance, market capitalization and sales revenue.


Publications & Positions

Sustainability Reportings, postions, corporate and local guidelines and information on sustainable supply chain management.

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Confidential Reporting Services

Whistleblower Portal

An internal system is available for reporting suspicious circumstances involving potential compliance violations anonymously. In addition to standard methods for reporting compliance-related concerns to the Compliance Department or individual managers, Sartorius added a Whistleblower Portal to enable employees, suppliers, customers and partners to report any potentially damaging conduct. This specially secured portal is available 24 hours a day/seven days a week through an external provider that specializes in securely handling confidential data.

Whistleblower Portal

Rules of Procedure for Whistleblowers

Compliance Hotline

Anyone can make a report at any time using the international toll-free number. This telephone line is accessible 24 hours a day. In case your call cannot be answered personally, you can always leave a message on the answering machine. You will receive answers to questions concerning compliance and can report damaging conduct, also anonymously, if desired. 

Toll-free number: +800 2244 2211*
*Depending on the country you are calling from, it is possible that the international toll-free hotline is unavailable as some telephone network providers do not support the service. If so, please use the chargeable number offered below.

If your local telephone provider does not support the toll-free service, you can call the following chargeable number.

Chargeable number: +49 551 5041 9941

Compliance Inbox

Sartorius employees, suppliers, customers or partners can use our E-Mail inbox to contact our Compliance Team directly. There they will receive answers to questions concerning compliance and can report incidents.


Corporate Governance at Sartorius

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Partners & Memberships

Sartorius is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and is committed to sustainable global business.

Sartorius is a member of econsense, the Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business.

Since 2022, our sites are externally audited according to the standards of the PSCI, which promote sustainability along the pharmaceutical value chain.

Sartorius is a member of the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association which aims to e.g. reduce waste through smart packaging technologies.

Sartorius  and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) have established the Sartorius-AI-Lab (SAIL) research laboratory.

Sartorius has been supporting a variety of projects by the medical aid organization action medeor e.V. on a continuous basis since 2015.

Sartorius' sustainability performance is evaluated by EcoVadis, the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Register now and join our network. 

Sartorius works with prewave to reach transparency and improve sustainability in its supply chains.

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Katharina Tillmanns-Pelzer
Head of Corporate Sustainability
Petra Kirchhoff
Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Eckart Gutschmidt
HR & Sustainability | Spokesperson

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