"With our sustainability strategy, we are consistently and systematically continuing with our chosen approach. This is because, for decades now, Uhlmann as a family business has been successful in its efforts to bring together business, social and environmental interests."

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer
CEO of the Uhlmann Group and Uhlmann Pac-Systeme

Our sustainability strategy: Clear guidance for everyone

Our sustainability strategy: Clear guidance for everyone

The Uhlmann Group – and therefore also Uhlmann Pac-Systeme – has come together to develop a sustainability and climate strategy. The time frame up to the 2024/2025 business year for the sustainability strategy and up to 2030 for the climate strategy gives all managers and staff clear guidance, as well as providing the company and all stakeholders with a binding framework for sustainable development. This is based on our vision, mission and purpose.


Our sustainability strategy in detail

Uhlmann focuses its sustainability management processes on the issues that are most important to our stakeholders and shareholders. To identify these issues, we performed a materiality analysis, which was updated during the 2022/2023 business year. The results of this analysis led to our sustainability strategy, which is split into five areas of action containing a total of 14 different issues. These are reflected in our sustainability strategy, where they are assigned initiatives and goals.


Our main issues as priorities in five strategic areas of action

1. Energy and emissions

2. Waste

3. Water

4. Health and safety

5. Diversity and equal opportunity

6. Regional and social commitment

7. Career, training and development

8. Ensure compliance

9. Data protection and data security

10. Sustainable product portfolio

11. Sustainable packaging solutions

12. Product safety and quality

13. Supplier management

14. Sustainable procurement

Key figures for measuring sustainability at Uhlmann

"Since the business was founded over 75 years ago, thinking long-term and acting sustainability have been a duty and an obligation for each and every one of us. As a medium-sized, family-owned company, we consider transparency to be a prerequisite for being able to meet increasing sustainability requirements with responsibility and innovation."

Tobias Uhlmann
Chairman of the Uhlmann Group Supervisory Board



Tons of Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions



Nationalities among employees


100 %

Percentage of employees trained in the Code of Conduct



Consulting projects on sustainable packaging solutions

Supply chain


Suppliers evaluated according to environmental, social, and risk criteria

Facts and figures for the headquarters in Laupheim (2022/2023 business year)

Our Sustainability Report

The Uhlmann Sustainability Report provides a summary of the main environmental, societal and social issues in the 2022/2023 business year. It was prepared in line with the GRI standards and provides detailed information on our sustainability and climate strategy with an extended overview of key figures.

Download the 2022/2023 Sustainability Report

Sustainability initiatives and ratings

Our commitment
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) The CDP is a non-profit organization that operates a global reporting system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to record their environmental impact. Since 2021, Uhlmann has reported emissions data annually via this platform and has undergone its rating. The result is included in our sustainability report.
EcoVadis The EcoVadis rating covers a wide range of non-financial management systems, including environmental impact, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Each company is assessed against the issues relevant to its size, location and industry. In November 2023, Uhlmann achieved a gold medal in the EcoVadis rating.
IntegrityNext IntegrityNext provides companies with a platform for ESG risk management that helps them to make their supply chains more sustainable and to meet legal ESG requirements. Uhlmann has been using IntegrityNext since 2021.
Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) promotes climate protection initiatives in the private sector by enabling organizations to define science-based emission reduction targets. The SBTi is a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Uhlmann has been a member of the SBTi since July 2022.
UN Global Compact The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible business management. The UN Global Compact Network Germany, with more than 800 participants from business, civil society and politics, helps companies to enshrine sustainability in their strategy and to play a role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals on the basis of the ten principles. When Uhlmann joined the United Nations Global Compact back in 2019, it committed itself to abiding by the ten principles, making globalization more social and environmentally friendly. 

Last update: December 2023

Sustainable product solutions

Sustainable product solutions



With innovative packaging lines, such as the BLU 200, parenterals are packaged in mono-materials like polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), allowing a sustainable product portfolio to go hand in hand with product safety and quality.

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Direct in Carton

Direct in Carton

The PTC 200 cartoner line packages ampoules, vials, syringes and other devices in carton trays. This makes it possible to combine sustainable parenteral packaging solutions with increased efficiency, greater ease of use and safety.

Discover the Direct in Carton principle now

Modernizing used machines

Modernizing used machines

With our solutions for modernizing or upgrading used machines, we extend the product life cycle to far more than 20 years. This conserves environmental and financial resources while improving machine availability.

Find out more about our used machines

Holistic packaging design

Holistic packaging design

We take a holistic approach to consultation in order to meet the increasing requirements for sustainable packaging. We find the best solution for an optimum packaging design – tailored to sustainability goals, active substance, target groups and markets, product production and existing packaging systems.

Find out more about pharmaceutical packaging development







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