Corbion awarded Platinum sustainability rating by EcoVadis

17-Dec-2021

An increasing number of customers in the food, agrochemicals, pharmaceutical and HPC industries has reportedly requested access to the company's EcoVadis scorecard, it says

Corbion has been awarded a Platinum rating by EcoVadis for the second year in a row. The independent review put the company in the top one percent of all suppliers audited worldwide by the organisation.

2021 was the 6th year in which Corbion's corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices have been evaluated, and it says the continuation of its Platinum rating is the result of consistent improvements across the themes assessed, including fair business practices, sustainable procurement, labour practices and the environment.

"Sustainability has been a cornerstone of our business for over a hundred years, but over the last years we really see it picking up speed," said Diana Visser, Corbion's Sustainability Director. "One of the key elements for us is that we continue to show it is possible to successfully grow our business while constantly raising the bar in terms of sustainability, in the spirit of our purpose preserving what matters. Subjecting ourselves to EcoVadis' rigorous independent scrutiny demonstrates clearly how committed we are to ongoing improvements in CSR."

EcoVadis evaluated the company's policies, actions and results across all its production facilities. The company says it scored particularly well in the areas of environment, labour practices and sustainable procurement.

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"We were really proud to receive the Platinum score last year, and we are strongly committed to keep this up. Getting to such a score is not easy, but staying there requires dedication and focus. This year we've conceived and implemented several new initiatives, which are already bearing fruit," continued Visser. "This is particularly the case in sustainable procurement, which is a key focus area for Corbion as it raises the bar across the whole supply chain and delivers further assurance to customers and consumers that their CSR expectations are being met by everyone."

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