Esseco UK is proud to announce that it has achieved the prestigious EcoVadis Silver Medal for Sustainability, underscoring our commitment to environmental and corporate social responsibility. With an overall score exceeding 60/100, we are proud to join the top 25% of companies assessed by EcoVadis, a renowned international platform dedicated to sustainability ratings.

In a world increasingly focused on sustainability, this achievement reflects Esseco UK‘s dedication to creating a greener and more socially responsible future.

“We are incredibly proud of the team here at Esseco UK and wider Esseco Group for their collaborative efforts in securing our EcoVadis Silver Medal. Esseco UK‘s achievement is a testament to our commitment to a greener and more socially responsible future, in line the Esseco Industrial vision and to the advantage of our customers and wider community. This achievement demonstrates Esseco UK’s commitment to sustainability and has provided insight into the key areas of focus for our ESG agenda over the coming months.”

– Ruggero Pellegrin, Esseco UK Managing Director

“It was a great experience to lead the project team and achieve the EcoVadis Silver Medal, not only has this allowed us to understand and benchmark Esseco UK’s sustainability performance and as such develop our roadmap for improvement, it also demonstrates Esseco UK’s continued commitment to sustainability.”

– Rob Clarke, Head of SHEQT

About EcoVadis

Founded in Paris in 2007, EcoVadis is a leading international platform for eco-sustainability ratings. With a global network that spans over 100,000 evaluated companies worldwide, EcoVadis is the trusted choice for assessing corporate social responsibility. Notable organisations like Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, UPM, L’Oréal, RFI, and Coca-Cola turn to EcoVadis to evaluate their supplier base.

The EcoVadis process

EcoVadis offers companies the opportunity to undergo a comprehensive sustainability assessment. This process begins with a questionnaire that considers the company’s industry sector and size. Based on this information, EcoVadis generates a customized evaluation model, which is approved by an international scientific committee and aligns with globally recognized standards like the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.

Areas of assessment

The evaluation model analyzes 21 sustainability-related criteria, categorising them into four main areas: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. EcoVadis gathers data from various sources, including company documents, third-party sources such as brands and certifications, checklists, databases, and external data sources like news and articles. Advanced artificial intelligence is employed to assess a company’s reputation, and the results are processed to generate EcoVadis Scorecards.

The Scorecard

The EcoVadis Scorecard offers a detailed breakdown of scores in the four sustainability areas and provides a comprehensive report on CO2 emissions management. This invaluable tool helps identify our company’s strengths and areas where improvements can be made.

The significance

Achieving EcoVadis certification is not just a recognition of our commitment to sustainability; it’s a commitment to continuous improvement. With this certification, Esseco UK can report and track performance and improvements in real-time, sharing each parameter with stakeholders.

Esseco UK’s sustainability commitment

In line with all companies within Esseco Industrial, Esseco UK is dedicated to ongoing research and innovation in environmental respect and sustainability. Companies operating in sensitive sectors, such as chemical manufacturing, bear a high level of environmental responsibility, and we embrace this responsibility wholeheartedly. Our attainment of the EcoVadis certification underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability and serves as a testament to the principles that have guided us since our inception.

We look forward to continuing our journey toward sustainability and serving as a beacon of environmental responsibility within our industry.