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    Sustainability Approach

Corporate sustainability has success factors

When our company fathers founded KWS in 1856, they laid the foundation for our company's more than 160 years of sustainable development. Our success factors for sustainable development include:

  • A corporate strategy geared to long-term growth and profitability, oriented to global challenges
  • Principles of business ethics describing corporate responsibility, including supply chain responsibility and an appropriate compliance management system
  • Internal rules to ensure operational process excellence
  • Comprehensive financial and non-financial risk management
  • Integrated system for the management of quality, handling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and operational environmental protection
  • Open communication and dialogue with our stakeholders
  • Transparent sustainability reporting according to the global report initiative (GRI) and other relevant standards
We develop core topics for corporate sustainability together with our internal and external stakeholders throughout the food value chain. These form the basis for our sustainability reporting.

Core topics of entrepreneurial sustainability


  • Stability
  • Liquidity
  • Profitability
  • Profitable growth


  • Product innovation & sustainable agriculture
  • Plant and process safety
  • Operational resource utilisation

Social issues

  • Qualified employees
  • Labour and health protection
  • Equal opportunities and diversity
  • Social Commitment


  • Product quality and safety
  • Use of modern breeding methods
  • Intellectual property
  • Compliance/business ethics
  • Dialogue with stakeholders

Our certifications can be found here

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Marcel Agena
Marcel Agena
Corporate Sustainability
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