Ideal Standard International has been awarded a Silver Medal by EcoVadis in recognition of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis put the company in the top 25% of more than 85,000 to be evaluated globally using its independent assessment platform, which covers the four holistic areas environment, ethics, sustainable procurement and labour and human rights.
The report highlights a particular strength in the environment and sustainable procurement areas, and also positions Ideal Standard in the top 15% in its industry in what is only its first assessment by EcoVadis.
Jan Peter Tewes, CEO of Ideal Standard International, said: “This is the latest in a series of achievements by Ideal Standard as we fulfil our commitment to sustainable operations and responsible business practices as outlined in our comprehensive ESG Strategy.
“We have said for many years now that the way we do business is every bit as important as the business we do, and our participation in the EcoVadis assessment is another example of our desire to do the right thing and to be transparent about it too. We are particularly pleased that our environmental performance was deemed ‘advanced’, validating our dedication to integrate sustainability principles in our entire business.”
The EcoVadis rating recognises Ideal Standard’s sustainability achievements, including the removal of all single use plastic from its packaging, the publication of independently verified Environmental Product Declarations for more than 4500 individual products and the implementation of sustainability criteria in its product development stages using the company’s new EcoLogic approach. The assessment report also provides specific recommendations for maintaining and improving the score for the following year.