13 June 2018
Beckers Group Receives EcoVadis CSR Gold Standard
Beckers Group has received its first gold rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance by EcoVadis, an online platform that benchmarks more than 30,000 companies yearly. EcoVadis experts independently assessed and validated Beckers CSR performance in four core areas: Environment, Fair Business Practices, Labour Practices & Human Rights, and Sustainable Procurement. The gold standard is the highest rating level awarded to any company and with it, Beckers Group is in the top 5% in the category ‘Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings’.
“This great result is a consequence of intensive work by many functions within Beckers and shows our commitment to sustainable development. It is an encouragement to continue on this path and advance our sustainability performance in the years to come,” says Nicklas Augustsson, Beckers’ Global Sustainability Director.
Beckers Group has been working with EcoVadis since 2013 and has conducted three assessments in four years.
EcoVadis operates an online platform that allows companies to benchmark their CSR performance as well as to monitor the environmental and social performance of their suppliers on a global basis. The innovative online rating systems combine the results of:
- Self-reported supplier information using dynamic online questionnaires
- Audits of documents and data verification by specialized CSR analysts
- 360° stakeholder information watch (NGOs, trade unions, international organizations)
- 3rd party on-site audits for selected high-risk suppliers.
The assessment framework is coveting 21 CSR criteria (from CO2 emissions to “child labor” and “business ethics”) aligned with GRI G3, Global Compact, and ISO 26000. The EcoVadis methodology is supervised by an international scientific committee. Since 2008, Global 500 Companies such as Axa, Alstom, Alcatel-Lucent, Bouygues, France Telecom, Renault, Veolia have selected the EcoVadis solution to assess and improve the CSR performance of thousands of suppliers across 80 countries.
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