Flender wins German Sustainability Award 2024

Drive specialist Flender has been awarded the German Sustainability Award 2024 in the mechanical engineering category.

Flender, a leader in wind and industrial drives, was recognised for its contribution to the energy transition.

"This award is a very special milestone for us,” said Andreas Evertz, CEO of the Flender Group. “Ultimately, the awards themselves are secondary to the meaningful achievements we attain together. The industry has a duty to take the lead in addressing the climate, environmental, and social challenges."

Sustainability is a pillar of Flender's approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The drive manufacturer has aligned its strategy with the needs of the energy transition and a sustainable economy. This includes promotion of the circular economy through a complementary service concept. CO2 emissions prevention measures have also been implemented across the company. As a result, Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions have decreased by 79% since 2015.


The new Flender One standard gearbox series and Flender's AIQ digital gearbox intelligence set new standards for sustainability and energy efficiency in industrial applications, with a power loss reduction of up to 50%, when compared to previous standard gearboxes. Flender One is customized for the specific application, saving resources and valuable raw materials. AIQ analyzes operating data of the drives in use for added efficiency. This allows industrial companies to optimize production processes and enhance efficiency. The gearboxes can also be further tailored to meet specific requirements.

Flender's head of CSR, Kimberley ten Broeke, highlights that the company's achievements are a culmination of a strategic path initiated several years ago. "Sustainability is a key component of our corporate strategy, and we remain committed to this cause throughout our global team. This approach has propelled the progress we have achieved thus far. In addition to EcoVadis Gold recognition, we are proud to have received the German Sustainability Award."