in sustainability

Our aspiration

    Voith defined sustainability as a company value and aims to be an industry-wide catalyst.

    As a family-owned company we are committed to environmentally friendly, fair, long-term business practices. Furthermore, we intend to create measurable added value for the sustainable development of our company, society, and the environment. The goal we set ourselves regarding the way we conduct business is also correspondingly high: We want to make Voith the benchmark in sustainability issues.

    In order to shape the future of our society sustainably, Voith wants to become a catalyst of a decarbonized industry in the digital age.
    Dr. Toralf Haag
    President and CEO
    In order to shape the future of our society sustainably, Voith wants to become a catalyst of a decarbonized industry in the digital age.
    Dr. Toralf Haag
    President and CEO

    We have our sustainability performance constantly examined through external ratings. The rating agency ISS ESG once again awarded Voith Prime status. Based on over 100 criteria, Voith’s environmental, social and economic performance has been rated above average. Ratings such as these are increasingly a major factor for banks as well. This is what sustainable business is all about - environmental and societal improvements leading to tangible economic benefits.

    Our fields of action


      Clear values define the way we conduct business: We are innovative, reliable, fair, sustainable, and ambitious. Our values, and the guidelines we derive from them, ensure that Voith acts according to a unified set of business principles and a consistent philosophy worldwide.

      Responsibility for Society

      We see ourselves as a company that plays an active social role – something that has been part of our DNA ever since we were founded. We focus on the areas of sports, education, social affairs, and culture.


      Voith aims to identify ecological and economic potentials for improving our production processes and to minimize the environmental impacts of our operational activities.


      Voith’s greatest strength is our capable and motivated employees. In order to meet the complex market requirements of our modern economy, we promote innovation and support the acquisition of new competencies.


      Voith wants to be a catalyst of a decarbonized industry. To this end, we provide solutions for the use of the renewable energy source hydropower, deliver paper production facilities that make efficient use of resources, and work on systematic drivetrain electrification as well as alternative drives to facilitate eco-friendly mobility.

      Supply Chain

      Our fundamental principles on resource conservation, environmen­tal and social responsibility are anchored in our Purchasing strategy and the process descriptions in the Voith Purchasing Manual, right across all our supply chains.

      Our contribution to climate protection and resource conservation

        From 2022, we will be operating carbon neutrally worldwide.

        Our aspiration is to become a driving force and co-creator of a decarbonized industry in the digital age. With the goal of operating in a climate-neutral manner as early as 2022, we are once again setting an example and at the same time defining the benchmark for our future actions.

        Developing sustainable technologies for future generations will continue to be the foundation of our company, our DNA.
        Corporate Board of Management
        Montafone hydro power Voith Hydro
        Shaping the future with hydropower

        Voith Hydro is active in hydropower, the planet's most important renewable energy source. As a proven, mature, predictable and competitive technology, it combines unrivaled high efficiency with an extremely long, reliable plant life and low emissions. Thus, hydropower makes an indispensable contribution to a stable and low-emission power supply worldwide.

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        Papermachine Voith resseourceefficient
        Closed loops for resource-conserving production

        Voith Paper is a leading full-line supplier of products for the papermaking process. Through innovative treatment technologies and closed water loops that enable a wastewater-free papermaking process, Voith Paper sets standards in the field of resource-conserving paper production.

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        wind power ELIN
        Innovative drive technologies for more sustainability

        Voith Turbo offers innovative drive systems and solutions to meet the need for greater efficiency and sustainability. Among other things, Voith is forcing its way into the wind power market through the acquisition of the Voith subsidiary ELIN Motoren GmbH and cooperation agreements with international wind turbine manufacturers.

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        Transparent actions

          With this new sustainability report we are once again making our actions transparent. After all, our stakeholders decide whether our sustainability measures are successful: Their assessment forms the benchmark for our actions, as this reflects the effectiveness of our activities in the respective fields of action.


            If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.

            Markus Schönberger

            Head of Corporate Sustainability


            t +49 7321 37 6902