Strategy and management

AGRAVIS sustainability management

Sustainability management
AGRAVIS sustainability management has four main fields of activity: reporting, strategy, communication and projects. The first aspect aims to provide regular reporting on the key sustainability issues for AGRAVIS as per GRI requirements. "Strategy" comprises all activities which help to embed sustainability-relevant topics in the company's future direction and its operative areas. The topic of "communication" includes tasks such as integrated communications on sustainability at AGRAVIS and the dialogue with employees, partners in the value chain, associations and other stakeholders. "Projects" refers to other tasks which need to be undertaken in addition to the aforementioned activities in AGRAVIS sustainability management. These primarily include internal and external projects on sustainability-relevant matters.

Here, AGRAVIS sustainability activities focus on breaking down the complex issue of sustainable development into pragmatic and marketable concepts. This is the only way that employees, shareholders, customers and other stakeholders can comprehend what exactly we mean by sustainability and will be willing to help towards ensuring sustainability.

Key sustainability topics

The key sustainability topics for AGRAVIS have been compiled or supplemented as the result of a comprehensive stakeholder survey (see diagram):

Current events and developments may cause greater emphasis to be placed on certain topics. As a result, topics are revised, further developed and expanded on a constant basis.

Key sustainability topics matrix


The AGRAVIS concept of sustainable development should become an even greater integral part of business activities in the future. One key challenge in this respect is the specification of sustainability goals as measurable indicators, so that Executive Management can use them as control parameters.

Moreover, the strategic sustainability objectives defined by AGRAVIS should take global developments much more closely into account in the future. More specifically, there is an expectation to determine to what extent the United Nations' global sustainability goals (such as nutrition and sustainability agriculture, clean water and sustainable consumption) are taken into account.