In today’s world, we need to share information about our operations openly and transparently. This is especially true when it comes to sustainability issues as environmental, social, and ethical performance are essential factors in our future success. In late 2020 we started using EcoVadis, a leading sustainability rating provider, as a platform for sharing our progress. Their service offers an efficient, easy-to-use common platform with a universal scorecard, benchmarks, and performance improvement tools. It empowers us to share our performance with our customers, partners, and suppliers in targeted, meaningful, and easily comparable ways.
Corporate sustainability areas that EcoVadis covers include ethics, environmental management, labour and human rights, and sustainable procurement. The fact that EcoVadis is already used by many of our customers means they can now easily see and measure our sustainability performance in a standardized and familiar way. It also supports our own sustainability efforts to have independent professionals evaluate our actions, compare them with those of other companies, and give us useful recommendations for improvement.