Group Sustainability Officer, CHG-MERIDIAN
Matthias Steybe has worked in sustainability roles for more than two decades. His sustainable business career began at Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz in 2001, where he was responsible for the Environmental Report of the German premium automotive manufacturer. Matthias and his team successfully shifted the company's corporate reporting into efficient integrated sustainability reporting based on newly established GRI standards. Furthermore, he implemented a Sustainability Board and Office Structure within the global player to manage environmental, social and governance issues on an international level. Matthias Steybe joined CHG-MERIDIAN in 2012. In early 2020, he became the company's first-ever Group Sustainability Officer (GSO).
"In 2020, we laid the foundations with a clear sustainability strategy and sustainability Governance Structure. Since then, we have steadily expanded our activities in 2021 with carbonZER0 and our first ESG-linked funding".
2022: CHG-MERIDIAN collects 200 Million EUR funding from banks for customer technology projects based on its current Ecovadis/ESG rating.
2021: CHG-MERIDIAN was awarded a silver medal in the EcoVadis assessment based on globally accepted corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards. This puts the company in the top 25 per cent of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.
2021: CHG-MERIDIAN contributes as an active member of the Global Compact to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2021: CHG-MERIDIAN operates "carbon-neutral" for the first time and aims to reduce its CO2 emissions per employee up to 25% by 2025.
2021: CHG-MERIDIAN publishes its first Sustainability Report, including ambitious sustainability goals.
2020: CHG-MERIDIAN develops a comprehensive sustainability strategy and establishes a Sustainability Governance.
2015: CHG-MERIDIAN begins reflecting on its sustainability performance in the international EcoVadis assessment.
“If you want to fix the climate, you have to fix the economy first. The market is most likely to succeed in changing the market.”