In January, CWS-boco acquired the full-service cleanroom laundry provider Zahn HiTex. By expanding its portfolio, CWS-boco is adapting to the growing demand for cleanroom apparel in a variety of sectors. The family- owned company, Zahn HiTex, is domiciled in Mühldorf in Bavaria, and enjoys an excellent reputation on the market.

In March, Dr Ulrich David assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at the CWS-boco Group. Previously, David had been the member of the management of CWSboco Germany responsible for Finance. He succeeded Philipp Neuhaus, who left the company to pursue a new endeavour.

In the re-audit, CWS-boco Germany again satisfied the comprehensive evaluation criteria of EcoVadis – and was rewarded for doing so in November: earning 65 points with the Gold CSR rating, CWS-boco scored far above the average result for all companies evaluated by EcoVadis. Only 12 per cent of the suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis score 60 points or higher. The service provider even placed in the top 2 per cent of companies in the environmental category. EcoVadis reviews suppliers against a total of 21 criteria in the four categories Environment, Working Conditions, Business Practices and Supply Chain. In this way, companies can make their actions transparent to partners and customers. Thus CWS-boco also creates added value for its customers’ supply chain.