Gold‐rated for Sustainability
Just as in 2014, G&D’s continued focus on its corporate and social responsibilities throughout the company has again been recognised and rewarded with a top‐rated EcoVadis certificate.
EcoVadis is a rigorous corporate and social responsibility (CSR) analysis system that details 21 criteria within four key themes: environment, fair labor practices, ethics/fair business practices and supply chain. For the second time in two years, G&D attained the highest possible award, a gold CSR rating.
G&D is a participant on the renowned EcoVadis online platform and it is through this medium that the company subjects itself to compliance with specific sustainability standards across a range of areas, from working conditions and labor relations to biodiversity and energy consumption.
Hannelore Jetter, Head of Global Quality Management Systems and Business Excellence, was a happy recipient of the gold rating from EcoVadis in September 2015. “For us,” she explains, “the EcoVadis platform is an essential tool for collecting information on our activities in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and having it evaluated by a third party.” Moreover, that the assessments are evidence‐based and on a comprehensive scale are particularly pleasing and reflect the hard work the company has put into the CSR efforts.
“Even with so‐called ‘social audits’, in which our customers audit, for example, the working conditions throughout the company, the EcoVadis evaluation is an important component,” says Jetter. With G&D customers citing the importance of the certificate, the importance of this gold‐rated seal of approval is clear.