Joh. Barth & Sohn awarded for sustainability project

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Environmental Pact for Bavaria Joh. Barth & Sohn receives award for sustainability project

Nuremberg, 28 November 2017. Joh. Barth & Sohn, Germany’s leading provider of hoprelated services, has taken a further logical step in the company’s orientation towards sustainability. As a member of the Environmental Pact for Bavaria, Barth is one of eight Bavarian pilot companies to have worked together with experts in a pilot project to develop practice-oriented working materials. In return for this involvement, Joh. Barth & Sohn has received an award at the Bavarian Environment Ministry. Dr Christian Barth, Head of the Environment Ministry, presented the award certificates and expressed his thanks for this special commitment. The “Sustainable Supply Chain” project supports companies in observing the supply chains of their products and raw materials and examining them in terms of sustainability. “An internationally operating company like Barth in particular has to make the entire production pathway of its products traceable”, says Stephan Barth, managing partner of Joh. Barth & Sohn. “This includes not only purely environmental aspects, but also social and economic criteria.” The Environmental Pact is an agreement between the state and industry that encourages the members to voluntarily extend their environmental performance beyond the legal requirements. The partners thus demonstrate that economy and ecology are not opposites, but together contribute to securing jobs and wealth. “As a family-owned company with a long tradition, we know what it means to run a business not for the present, but for future generations. A consistent and sustainable approach to business has been part of our company’s philosophy for centuries.” (Regine Barth, managing partner) For further information about sustainability implementation at Joh. Barth & Sohn, visit