As an international retail company, we strive for sustainable development. This is an important element of our mission statement – we not only want to meet ecological and social requirements, we want to exceed them.

“As a family business, social responsibility is embedded in our company’s DNA. Milestones in our commitment to sustainability include our membership of the Science Based Targets Initiative, our commitment to the UN Global Compact and our EcoVadis GOLD rating. Ecological and social issues are of central importance for our future success. Therefore, we will continue to drive forward our sustainability-oriented cultural development and corporate strategy in order to further embed sustainability in our organization.”

Matthias Hoyer
Founder and CEO of HOYER Handel GmbH

Sustainability Report

Our sustainability reports inform on our environmental and social activities. Our reports have been developed in accordance with the DNK-Standard.

You can access our sustainability reports via the following links. These are only available in German:

Sustainability Report 2022-2023 (PDF, 13 MB)

Sustainability Report 2021-2022 (PDF, 44 MB)

Sustainability Strategy 2022/2023

According to our credo “We not only meet ecological and social requirements, we exceed them”, HOYER Handel has developed a strategic framework with five fields of action as shown in the graphic below.

Download (PDF, 1 MB)

Environmental Protection

In its mission, HOYER Handel has manifested its claim that it not only complies with ecological and social requirements but exceeds them. As part of its ecological sustainability, the company therefore strives to reduce its negative environmental impact, such as climate-relevant emissions and the use of natural resources, and to manage its use of resources as efficiently as possible.


Responsible Employer

The success of HOYER Handel is largely based on the commitment, passion and expertise of its employees. That is why the international trading company is committed not only to respecting human rights in the supply chain, but also to creating attractive working and social conditions within the company.

Further information on diversity and equal opportunities, occupational health and safety and training can be found here.


Human Rights

HOYER Handel is committed to the guiding principles of international frameworks and standards on human rights as formulated by the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Our own commitment and that of our business partners to respect human rights is also anchored in the HOYER Code of Conduct for Business Partners and for Employees. Among other things, this fosters respect, integrity and equal opportunities, as well as prohibits child and forced labor as well as any form of exploitation.


Contribution to Society

With its corporate values, HOYER Handel not only strives to act sustainably and continuously reduce its negative impact on the environment and society, but also sees itself as part of society and voluntarily supports ecological, social and cultural initiatives beyond its core business in its local environment.