Corporate Social Responsibility
zeb takes its responsibility seriously
For us, corporate social responsibility (CSR) means accepting and taking responsibility for our clients and employees, for society and the environment.
Our three values closeness, specialism and future viability serve as our guidelines. They shape our zeb culture, our professional and responsible actions and thus also our interaction with clients and business partners.
In our Code of Conduct, we have described the principles of sustainable behavior in a binding manner for all employees at zeb. It serves as the foundation for the four fields of action of our CSR program: market, employees, society and environment. In each field of action there are concrete goals and actions which we measure, review, develop further and publish in our annual sustainability report.
We have our reports regularly reviewed externally by the CSR certification organization EcoVadis. In 2023 we were awarded “Bronze”, which means that we rank among the 50 % of companies with the highest ratings in Germany. The assessment is carried out in the four topic areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. For our application for the next EcoVadis seal, we documented in detail our areas of action and concrete implementation steps for each of these topics. For example, we defined our internal process for fighting corruption, described the networks we have initiated to promote and develop women in consulting and explained the background to our cooperation with a mentoring program to combat youth unemployment in Germany.
The detailed and concrete documentation, measurement and further development of our projects teaches us to accept and live up to our responsibility even better. And that, in a nutshell, is our ambition.
zeb has been a member of the United Nations' Global Compact since 2015. zeb thus supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to sustainable business practices. You can download the report directly here.
Read more on the growing importance of CSR in our interview with Marcel Engel, Executive Director of the German Global Compact Network (DGCN).