As an internationally operating trading company, we strive for sustainable development.
This is an important element of our mission statement – we want not only to comply with ecological and social requirements, but to exceed them.


HOYER Handel Sustainability Report 2021/2022

Our responsibility for the environment and society.

Download Report (PDF, 44 MB)

Climate Protection Strategy

With concrete climate protection goals, we want to reduce our negative impact on the environment as well as human life. We focus on sustainable product design, recycling, observance of human rights, and climate management.

Renewable Energies

At HOYER Handel we rely on renewable energies. Since August 2010 we have been purchasing 100 percent clean electricity from WEMAG AG, certified by Grüner Strom Label e.V. (registered association ‘green electricity label’). Our fleet of vehicles is currently being converted to e-mobility.

Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct and its requirements determine the standards we expect from our business partners when it comes to their mindset and conduct as entrepreneurs. The code of conduct comprises 30 requirements.

Code of Conduct PDF

Whistleblower Hotline

With an internal whistleblower hotline, we support our code of conduct, strengthen our sense of responsibility as well as our sustainability profile and we prevent any nuisances.

HOYER Handel Honey

In 2021, we provided a space for two bee colonies on our rooftop terrace. In doing so, we want to contribute to the support of honeybees, biodiversity, and awareness of biodiversity among our employees. And on top of that, we had our own HOYER Handel honey twice a year.

Global Compact

In order to reinforce our social responsibility, we participate in the United Nations Global Compact initiative. Since 2020 HOYER has adhered to the principles in the areas of human rights, work, environment, and anti-corruption. Find out more about UN Global Compact on

Science Based Targets initiative

HOYER Handel joined the Scienced Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in January 2022. The company is thus committed to the Paris Climate Agreement with its 1.5 degree target as well as effective climate protection measures. Further information on the SBTi can be found at

Business Social Compliance Initiative

As a member of the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) we are committed to the BSCI Code of Conduct, which ensures the observance of fundamental human rights within the global production and supply chain.