ESG Report 2022/23

2022/23 highlights and recognitions

2022/23 sustainability highlights

Sonova has made significant achievements and progress on its targets during the 2022/23 financial year.

More than


employees worldwide (FTEs)

– 22%

scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions vs. 20191


hearing care professionals trained in low- and middle-income countries through the SIHA program since 2021/22


renewable electricity in our own operations worldwide

More than


of our people managers are women


employee engagement score in the annual HearMe survey


of our leaders are recruited internally



science-based reduction targets for scope 1, 2, and 3 CO2e emissions (pending validation)

More than


hearing aids fitted through Hear the World Foundation projects


of the variable cash compensation of the Management Board is linked to ESG performance

We launched a new tool to assess sustainability risks for our suppliers and engage with them to improve their practices

More than


active granted patent and design rights owned by Sonova

  1. Including Sennheiser, our Consumer Hearing business and Alpaca for all years.

2022/23 recognitions, frameworks and initiatives supported

2022/23 highlights and recognitions

Sonova has been regularly and continuously recognized by various leading ESG rating agencies, and included in sustainability indices, including during the 2022/23 financial year. Sonovaʼs reporting on its ESG performance is made in accordance with several global reporting frameworks to enhance transparency and comparability.

ESG ratings & indices

Member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since 2014; ranked 2nd out of 268 companies in the health care equipment and supplies industry in 2022.

Awarded the second-highest CDP score of ‘A-’ in 2022, placing Sonova in the top 12% of the medical equipment and supplies industry.

Rated “Prime” with a score of B in the 2022 ISS ESG Corporate Rating, placing Sonova in the top 2% of the health care equipment and supplies industry.

Included as a constituent company in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2014, ranked in the top 10% of the health care sector.

Rated AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the 2022 MSCI ESG Ratings assessment1.

Frameworks and initiatives supported

Sonovaʼs ESG Report has been prepared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards since 2012/13.

Sonova has applied the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework for climate-related risk reporting since 2021/22.

Sonova has used the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standard for the medical equipment and supplies industry since 2020/21.

Since 2016, Sonova has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

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