Sustainability has always been one of the essential values of the KIRCHHOFF Group. The family-owned company looks back on a long history of success that began in 1785 in Germany with the production of sewing needles.

KIRCHHOFF Automotive, which is the largest division of the KIRCHHOFF Group, will therefore continue to change in the direction of sustainable products and value creation processes in the future.


Sustainability Reports

KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s strategy, goals, and performance with regard to sustainability is comprehensively outlined in our sustainability reports.

The reports analyze the company’s commitment to a range of sustainability matters, from economic and governance topics to environmental and social sustainability. In doing so, it takes into account our most important markets, the requirements of our stakeholders, the current legal situation, and the structural needs of our company. It identifies our products and services, as well as the important ethical, social, environmental, and corporate policy aspects that influence our actions and environment.

Silver Medal for Sustainability Performance (03/2024)

EcoVadis Rating validates KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s business sustainability commitments and performance. In its sector, the South Westphalian automotive supplier is among the 5% of the best rated companies.

KIRCHHOFF Automotive has achieved a silver medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. The company is among the top 5% in the sector "Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles" and among the top 14% of all companies assessed. In total, EcoVadis assessed over 85,000 companies worldwide.

“This independent assessment confirms our belief that we are on the right way towards sustainability. It’s not only a testament to our commitment to environmental and social issues but also validates that our efforts are recognized by experts. However, the EcoVadis silver medal is not just an accomplishment; it's also a motivation to continue improving our sustainability practices”, says Anna Szklarz, Global Director CSR & Sustainability at KIRCHHOFF Automotive. “The positive evaluation indicates that our company has also taken effective and solid measures to address key social challenges, showing our dedication to responsible employment.”

Learn more at EcoVadis.com/suppliers

Here you can watch a video about KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s EcoVadis silber medal award.

Sustainability Report 2022

Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability Report 2019/2020


Quality Policy

KIRCHHOFF Automotive OHS and Environmental Policy (extract)

KIRCHHOFF Automotive Energy Management Policy (extract)

KIRCHHOFF Automotive Water Stewardship Statement