Improvement of the EcoVadis Scorings

Customer: MANN + HUMMEL

Category: Automotive

Date: May 2022


As an expert and a leading global company in filtration technology, MANN+HUMMEL develops innovative filtration and separation solutions that enable cleaner mobility, cleaner air, and cleaner water. Thus, the company makes an important contribution to a clean earth and the sustainable use of limited resources. The company can look back over eight decades on an eventful, long and successful company history. Today, over 23,000 employees worldwide at more than 80 locations are working together to build on the success of MANN+HUMMEL.

In October 2021, DFGE had the pleasure to support MANN+HUMMEL on their sustainability journey with a solution to reach a high EcoVadis score. MANN+HUMMEL wanted to improve the EcoVadis scoring. In this context, the company chose DFGE and its expertise to benefit from its professional offering.

„Corporate Responsibility begins at the core of MANN+HUMMEL. Founded in our filter values, acting as one team towards one goal, we believe that to live our vision of ‘Leadership in Filtration‘, we must live up to common responsibility for ensuring a better and more sustainable future for all. Driving customer-centric filtration solutions for cleaner mobility, cleaner air, and cleaner water demonstrates with clear actions our commitment to bring sustainable and positive change to our employees, shareholder families, customers, suppliers, and the industries in which we operate. DFGE supported us professionally on our sustainability journey.“




Identification of improvement possibilities in EcoVadis

Before working with DFGE, MANN+HUMMEL had a bronze medal with a score of 55/100 by EcoVadis. In the first step, the challenge was to identify the areas of improvement from the previous scoring.

The main focus has been on a comprehensive explanation of EcoVadis processes and the parallel participation and familiarization of the responsible MANN+HUMMEL function.


Gap-Analysis, Workshop and Action Plan

DFGE identified the recent improvement areas for MANN+HUMMEL to implement through an in-depth gap analysis and a presentation of the results in a dedicated workshop, in which the full sustainability team of the company participated. The workshop offered the opportunity to present current developments of EcoVadis in terms of methodology and explain the weighting principles. The latest improvement areas were discussed in detail and decided upon. With an intensified focus on assigning adequate evidence, based on existing results/reports,

procedures or instructions, for the measure category, MANN+HUMMEL would improve their EcoVadis scoring. First steps towards an improved reporting strategy, has helped to exceed the project goals by reaching a score of 68/100 and a gold medal. The company is among the top 6% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the category of manufacturers of parts and accessories for the automotive industry. This is a remarkable achievement for a large company with complex structures.


Ensuring successful EcoVadis participation and improving EcoVadis score

As a result, MANN+HUMMEL has created an optimal starting position to gradually improve its sustainability activities with targeted measures. Overall, the project process and results are a success from DFGE’s point of view, as actual improvements were made. Some opportunities for improvement remain, as the goal of this time was simply to collect the full amount of existing data. We congratulate MANN+HUMMEL on their efforts on improving their performance to EcoVadis and taking the sustainability journey further. DFGE is happy to support them in all their future endeavors!

“The cooperation with the DFGE experts has been characterized by a structured and constructive approach, clear prioritization of tasks and detailed explanations of the EcoVadis methodology. This provided us with the best possible support on our way to understand the EcoVadis assessment and being able to successfully manage and improve it on our own in the future. While being confronted with a short time frame, a contact person was available to us at all times, who provided quick answers to all kinds of questions.”



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