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Here you'll find contributions and information about all aspects of sustainability. It has many facets which can be addressed and supported in many different ways. We at K+S, actively support sustainability in many different ways too. 

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EcoVadis silver recognition level for K+S

EcoVadis silver medal

Again, EcoVadis has assessed the performance of K+S in 21 themes, divided into four subject areas. In all categories relating to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) the results of our company are above the industry benchmark and thus, once again receives the silver status recognition.

Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda are 17 global goals for sustainable development. They are aimed not only at governments worldwide, but also at civil society, the private sector and academia. Everyone is called upon to draw attention to the SDGs and contribute to the fulfillment of the goals. K+S also makes a direct contribution to some SDGs and thus contributes to the fulfillment of the goals.

K+S is nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2024

The German Sustainability Award recognizes companies that are considered pioneers of transformation in their industry. It is awarded by the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. in close cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry DIHK.

Site Neuhof-Ellers certified according to DIN ISO 14001

On June 12, 2023, the ISO 14001 certificate was received at Neuhof-Ellers. The Neuhof-Ellers plant thus received the official certificate for its environmental management system. The plant is thus committed to environmental protection and sustainable management in accordance with the climate targets set by K+S.

EcoVadis Silver Medal
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH has been awarded again with the silver recognition level

EcoVadis silver medal CSR Rating 2022

EcoVadis has assessed the performance of K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH in 21 themes, divided into four subject areas. In all categories relating to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) the results of our company are above the industry benchmark and thus, once again receives the silver status recognition.

econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.
K+S joins the econsense sustainability network

Logo of the sustainability network econsense

econsense is a network of internationally operating companies with a common goal: They want to actively shape the change to a more sustainable economy and society.

Environmentally friendly and sustainable mining
K+S commits to EU principles for sustainable raw materials

Cover from the EU principles for sustainable raw materials

K+S is committed to complying with the principles for sustainable extraction and processing of raw materials formulated by the EU („EU principles for sustainable raw materials”). These principles essentially concern social, ecological, and economic aspects as well as sustainable corporate governance.

Covering of tailings piles
Where fox and hare say good night to each other on the green tailings pile

View from the green tailings pile down to the plant; the Steinhuder Meer, a few kilometers away, can be seen at the back left of the picture

The Sigmundshall tailings surprises with green grass, colorful flowers and a great variety of animals.

UN Global Compact Yearbook 2020
K+S presents product value impacting in the UN Global Compact Yearbook 2020

Cover from the UN Global Compact Yearbook 2020

As one of the best practices, K+S presents product value impacting in the Yearbook celebrating 20 years of the UN Global Compact.

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