By tradition, all these themes are important for Freudenberg and are also anchored in the company’s Values and Principles as well as the Code of Conduct.
For politics and society, fairer and more sustainable business is becoming increasingly important. The EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, for example, places a growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. From the 2025 financial year at the latest, companies must apply the double materiality principle when reporting on their strategy, measures and KPIs with regard to essential ESG issues. Furthermore, under the EU Taxonomy Regulation, companies are required to disclose which of their products contribute to meeting the EU’s environmental objectives.