Prestigious accolade from EcoVadis awarded for our progress on sustainability

We’re delighted to have been awarded a Silver rating by EcoVadis, a globally-recognised sustainability assessment and benchmarking platform.

The rating, which places us within the top 3% of participants in our category, highlights the significant progress we have made as a business since being awarded a Bronze rating in 2022.

EcoVadis attributed the publication of our first sustainability report, Innovating for Change, as well as the implementation of several new measures in 2023, to the improved score. Among others, these measures include:

  • Reduction of internal waste through material reuse, recovery or repurposing, and on-site or off-site wastewater treatment facilities
  • Training of employees on health and safety risks and best working practices
  • Audits of control procedures to prevent information security breaches
  • Integration of social or environmental clauses into supplier contracts

EcoVadis rates businesses on four key categories: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. The ratings are based on international sustainability standards, such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Clare Wyatt, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, commented:

“This is an excellent achievement for us as a company and the result of a huge amount of work by teams across every area of the business. This rating is recognition of the progress we’ve made so far, although there is always much more to be done. We will continue to focus on delivering each of our sustainability goals.”csr.png