Creators, makers, pioneers

More than 12,000 employees, globally active and passionate about innovation — that is the way to achieve both market and technological leadership. We are Körber. Presenting our Group.

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We are Körber

Körber is a leading international technology group that has more than 12,000 employees at over 100 locations worldwide. We are the home for entrepreneurs — we turn entrepreneurial thinking into customers success. Körber AG manages the Group and its four Business Areas: Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain and Technologies.


The Körber Insights shows the entire spectrum of the Körber world: We give our view of exciting developments and trends, as well as innovations and technologies. We also highlight personalities who drive Körber forward every day with their entrepreneurial spirit and new ideas.



We develop innovative products, solutions and services for a more sustainable tomorrow and introduce the people who make them possible. Find out more in our Sustainability Report 2023.

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Körber pursues ambitious climate targets

In October 2023, we had the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) verify our commitment to achieving net-zero CO₂e emissions throughout the entire value chain by 2040. We would like to introduce you to some of the measures that will help us achieve this ambitious goal.

Group-wide standards for Ecodesign

We were able to advance our Ecodesign initiative decisively in 2023 after creating a group-wide standard for life cycle assessments (LCAs). Find out more about the first LCAs we implemented and the challenges we overcame.

Data and infrastructure protection

We aim to transform information security into a strategic objective and make it a shared concern for all employees. We provide an overview of the corresponding measures and projects in 2023.



Wanted: team players. The know-how, creativity, and dedication of our employees have made us a successful technology company in Germany and worldwide. Now we want to shape the future — with you! We offer exciting positions for experts, young professionals, university students, and high school students.

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"Modern leadership culture has a performance-enhancing effect"

A working climate that promotes innovation, diversity, and the courage to tell uncomfortable truths is more central than ever to a company's success today. In an interview, Gabriele Fanta, Head of Group Human Resources, explains how the new leadership principles at Körber specifically strengthen fruitful collaboration in everyday working life.

What comes after traineeship, Max?

Experience report: After graduating in mechatronics and mechanical engineering, Max Döring became a trainee at Körber. Today, he is Technical Product Manager at our Körber Business Area Pharma.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Joint future-proof activities are the foundation of sustainable procurement. Körber, as a globally leading technology group, therefore places great value on the optimal purchasing of materials and services.

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Sustainability in Action: Prioritizing Scope 3.1 Emissions in Körber's Supply Chain Management

In today's world, conscious consumer behavior has driven us to rethink our approach to sustainability, not just individually but also as a company. At Körber, we share this commitment to sustainability across all facets of our operations. Our dedication extends to addressing environmental, social, and corporate governance aspects, particularly reducing carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e) emissions and energy consumption.

Reducing CO₂e Emissions: Our Environmental Imperative

At Körber, we began our sustainability journey by aiming for CO₂e-neutrality for our own production (Scope 1 and 2) by 2025. Now, we are taking on an even more ambitious goal – achieving net-zero emissions along our entire value chain. This involves tackling scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions without compensation, demonstrating our holistic and ambitious approach to sustainability. 

As Körber Group COO/CTO Erich Hoch points out, sustainability is a subject that holds a special place in our corporate agenda: "We are passionate about developing innovations for sustainable products, solutions, and services — together with employees, customers, suppliers as well as other business partners." At Körber, we act out of conviction and see this as a key competitive advantage. "Sustainability is integral to our strategic framework, woven into the fabric of our business processes, and encompasses environmental, social, and corporate governance dimensions." To gain insights into our current progress, we encourage you to explore our Sustainability Report for the year 2022.

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Erich Hoch, Chief Operations Officer (COO)/ Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Körber Group

Scope 3.1: A Key Lever for CO₂e Reduction

As an international technology group, our primary impact on environmental sustainability is reducing CO₂e emissions. Notably, CO₂e encompasses carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide. Formulated by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this measure quantifies the overall global warming potential of all greenhouse gases.

Scope 3.1 emissions are central to our strategy, encompassing emissions from producing purchased goods and services. This includes the entire supply chain journey, from the extraction of raw materials to manufacturing and transportation to our "front gate." Scope 3.1 emissions involve Tier 1 suppliers who directly provide us with materials. Integrating sustainability goals into supplier management is crucial in addressing this challenge.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Collaborative Approach

We recognize the complexity of addressing Scope 3.1 emissions, especially when working with approximately 10,000 suppliers across 80 countries worldwide. Roughly 50% of our Group production relies on these suppliers, and nearly 40% of our CO₂e emissions in the upstream and downstream value chains are attributed to purchased goods and services beyond our direct control.

"It's a big challenge," says Marco Kretschmar, Senior Manager in Procurement & Supply Chain Management at the Körber Group. "Sustainable supply chains are no one-way street. They can only be successful if everyone works together."

Our pur­chas­ing volume is 1.3 bill­ion eu­ros.
Over 10,000 supp­liers from more than 80 count­ries supply the Körber Group.

At Körber, we acknowledge that sustainable supply chains are a shared responsibility and actively engage with our suppliers through dialogues, knowledge sharing, and supplier development to measure and reduce CO₂e emissions systematically. Körber's Procurement & Supply Chain Management plays a pivotal role in this process, leveraging digital platforms to assess suppliers' sustainability practices, carbon footprint, and reduction targets, ensuring transparent control of our supply chains. "Digitization is indispensable for transparency and connectivity with our suppliers," says Kretschmar.

Taking Responsibility: CSR Assessment

We require our suppliers to regularly provide comprehensive information about their business and sustainability practices. This transparency aligns with essential requirements such as human and labor rights, anti-corruption, and anti-bribery, as mandated by the Supply Chain Act, and it also allows us to evaluate our suppliers' CO₂e footprint and reduction efforts.

Therefore, we collaborate exclusively with suppliers who undergo a CSR self-assessment and meet our stringent sustainability standards. Suppliers demonstrating exemplary sustainability practices gain a distinct competitive advantage as we prioritize them when choosing between similar-priced and quality offerings.

The Road Ahead: Regional Sourcing and CO₂e Balance

While striving to capture and manage supplier information is essential, at Körber, we acknowledge the importance of other sustainability factors. Regional sourcing will play an increasingly significant role in our future endeavors, simplifying logistics and substantially reducing our carbon footprint. "The geographical proximity of suppliers offers us the advantage that raw materials and prefabricated parts no longer have to be transported halfway around the world," says Kretschmar. Additionally, Körber focuses on assessing the CO₂e balance of purchased parts from its suppliers to collaboratively reduce emissions and enhance their products' sustainability.

The Worth of Sustainability

Sustainability is not just a personal endeavor; it's a collective responsibility. Companies, especially, have a pivotal role in driving sustainable practices. At Körber, we are dedicated to pioneering this endeavor, ensuring that sustainability remains a fundamental consideration in all operations. We firmly believe that our commitment to sustainability is not just a moral imperative but also a source of competitive advantage.

As companies, we are responsible for fostering sustainable practices that resonate across personal, professional, and business realms. At Körber, we remain steadfast in our commitment to sustainability, setting an example for others to follow and contributing to a more sustainable future for all.

Sustainability Report 2022

Interested in our approach? Learn more about our current sustainability initiatives in our Sustainability Report 2022.

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Insights shows the entire spectrum of Körber, what we do and how we do it: We give our view of exciting developments and trends, as well as innovations and technologies. We also highlight personalities who drive Körber forward every day with their entrepreneurial spirit and new ideas - always to the benefit of our customers. In this section, you’ll find inspiring content concerning our topic Sustainibility.

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Ecodesign – building tomorrow's green production sites

The concept of Ecodesign entails developing a product or service that is both appealing to customers and environmentally friendly while considering its entire life cycle and implementing circular strategies. That's precisely what we at Körber are striving for.

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Körber Sustainability Report 2022

We develop innovative products, solutions and services for a more sustainable tomorrow and introduce the people who make them possible. Our inner drive and conviction are the focus of our digital Sustainability Report 2022.

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State-of-the-art leadership promotes a sustainable mindset

Our five leadership principles are designed to empower employees to act in the spirit of a sustainable company at all times. A progress report.

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Employees on a sustainable mission

On a sustainable mission: In our Ecodesign think tank, our dedicated employees lay the groundwork for optimizing our products.

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Environmental Circle: Pioneering thinkers with inspiring ideas

Leading by example: In Markt Schwaben, employees have voluntarily joined forces to make the site even more sustainable through their ideas.

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