For his commitment to sustainability, KARL SCHNELL has been awarded the silver medal by the renowned CSR evaluation platform EcoVadis. The term CSR refers to topics related to sustainable development that are used in business. It describes the responsibility of an organization for the consequences of its decisions and its business activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behavior. Sustainability drives innovation and growth, motivates our employees and is a key factor in working with our partners. The certification confirms our dynamic and future-oriented corporate strategy. The EcoVadis rating covers a wide range of non-financial management systems, including the impact of the environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Each company is rated for topics relevant to its size, location and industry. Every year, around 50,000 companies from 190 sectors in 150 countries are recorded and evaluated.