EcoVadis is among the world’s largest and most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings and scores more than 90,000 companies. It uses a methodology aligned to international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact and ISO 26000. This means that our Gold medal is incredibly important to us, as it allows clients and suppliers alike to map our conformance to market leading CSR practices and track the improvements that we make.
Our general purchase conditions contain requirements connected to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach and comply with the Global Code of Business Principles for Partners and Suppliers since March 2013. By accepting these conditions, our suppliers are supporting our CSR goals. We seek to work as much as possible according to these terms and aim to select suppliers that contribute to our goals.
The assessment done by EcoVadis includes labour practices & human rights, fair business practices, anti-corruption and sustainable procurement. All subjects that have been integrated in our business processes. We are proud to have consistently scored highly across all these areas. This year, EcoVadis even granted us a ‘Leader’ position in carbon management.
Though our mission Enhancing Society Together, we constantly challenge ourselves and others to develop sustainable solutions that make an impact on the world. Our goal is therefore to build further on our sustainability strengths, learn from recommendations and keep on improving our standards.