We are present internationally, working directly with our customers to find common solutions.
Founded in 1851, Heraeus is a family-owned multinational portfolio company whose origins date back to a pharmacy that the family opened in 1660. Heraeus now operates in many sectors, including environment, energy, electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In 2019, Heraeus generated revenues of 22.4 billion euros, with about 15,000 employees (including temporary workers) in 40 countries.
Argor-Heraeus is part of the Heraeus Precious Metals (HPM) Global Business Unit of the Heraeus Group. HPM is the world’s leading provider of precious metals products and services.
HPM products are used in various industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive: high-quality solutions and products based on many years of experience and technical expertise.
With eleven production sites and four business offices covering all of the time zones, HPM provides a global logistics and production network. Trust and reliability, absolute respect of standards, transparency, and financial stability have been the foundation of our business for over 160 years.
Reporting perimeter: The information contained in the sections “About Argor-Heraeus,” “Involve our stakeholders,” and “Work for a transparent and responsible chain” refer to the entire Company. The information contained in the sections “Contribute to local development,” “Protect the environment,” and “Grow with our employees” refers mainly to our Mendrisio headquarters, where almost all the production takes place and most of the company’s employees work. Only significant indicators are reported for other locations, based on currently available data.
Reference period: The data reported on this site cover the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019. Data updated to the latest quarter of this year are available for selected key indicators. The previous sustainability report refers to 2018.
Reference to GRI Guidelines: This report was prepared in conformity to the latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines, “Core” option (version adopted: GRI Standards).
External audit: Most of the information contained herein was checked during the internal and external audits required for Argor-Heraeus certifications. Likewise, the measurement standards adopted for the reporting of data are the strictest and most widely adopted. Therefore, we have decided not to subject this Sustainability Report to additional external certification audits.
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