Leaf with raindrops

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. 

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

Silver medal from EcoVadis at CSR Rating 2021

EcoVadis has evaluated the performance of K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH in the key fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In all categories, the results are above the industry average. This is equal to silver recognition level.

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.

Wild spaces
Experience nature – let plants grow

Not mowed area with wild flowers

Biodiversity is declining and less and less natural habitats are available for animal and plant species. Recent studies have shown that over 30% of insect and bird populations in Europe have noticeably declined. With the so-called wild spaces, we as K+S want to counteract this trend by providing natural habitats for animal and plant species.

Nature conservation compensation measure Malchustal

Oak alley

Bringing industry and nature in harmony: K+S takes nature into account when expanding tailings pile and creates a regional balance, which creates new habitats. 

Nature conservation
Creating added value for plants and animals

Bee on flower

The number of animal and plant species has fallen dramatically worldwide. In Germany alone, over 7,000 animal species are considered endangered or are acutely threatened with extinction. Nature conservation concerns everyone. Everyone can make a contribution to protecting flora and fauna.

Global Goals Yearbook
K+S reports on sustainability activities in the Global Goals Yearbook 2020

Global Goals Yearbook 2020

K+S is the main sponsor of this year's Global Goals Yearbook entitled "Planet under Pressure" and is presenting the crowdsourcing project "Brine Challenge" to an international audience.

A trend that moves

Woman Plogging

Jogging, hiking, or going for a walk and collecting garbage at the same time. What began in Sweden, has now become a worldwide sport trend.

Roadmap for the future
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030 are 17 global goals for a more sustainable future. They are aimed at everyone: governments worldwide, civil society, the private sector and science. Everyone is called upon to contribute to making the SDGs better known and to making them a reality.

ESG-Monitor 2020
Second place for K+S in the ranking of non-financial statements in the annual report

A woman holds the 2018 Annual Report in her hand

In the ranking of the "ESG Monitor 2020" published by cometis and the market research institute KOHORTEN, K+S, with its non-financial statement in the Annual Report (NFE) 2018, ranks second in the overall ranking of DAX and MDAX. The ranking examines 87 DAX and MDAX companies with regard to the quality of their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting for the 2018 reporting year.

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