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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 2021: reliable
In financial year 2020, we showed how flexibly and successfully we can react to changes – specifically due to the Covid-19 pandemic. What surprised us in 2020 became the new normal in 2021. We had to prove that Messer remains a reliable partner for the long term.
And that is precisely what we did, in a number of ways: In 2021, Messer once again managed to ensure the reliable supply of our gases – and not only the urgently needed medical gases. Sustainable investments, including in new air separation units, secured our independence and thus reaffirmed the trust that our partner firms and banks place in us. In our interactions with our customers, we showed that physical distance need not be an obstacle to close and successful collaboration. We seized the opportunities that digitalization offers us to further optimize our work and logistics processes. And the world could also rely on Messer to help confront one of the greatest challenges of our time, climate change: we worked ceaselessly not only to minimize our own CO2 footprint but also to reduce the emissions generated by our customers’ production facilities.
And everyone who works with us can also rely on this: as the international Group that we have become, Messer will continue to live the values of a family-run business.
In 2015, under the aegis of the United Nations, the international community adopted Agenda 2030. It lays out 17 global goals together with the call to implement measures to achieve those goals. In essence, they seek to permanently preserve the natural basis of human existence and to enable people everywhere to live in dignity. Messer aligns its business activities with the 17 UN Sustainability Goals, which also form, in turn, the substantive framework of this Sustainability Report.
In particular, the Sustainable Development Goals No Poverty, Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Resonsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions are of great importance to Messer.
Both global and local projects and activities, as well as initiatives supported by Messer, contribute to various sustainability goals. The individual projects contribute to long-term improvement and can be viewed on the following pages: