Edlong is excited to announce that we’ve received a 2024 Silver rating from EcoVadis, one of the world’s leading CSR frameworks. While this is our second consecutive year with a Silver rating, our improved score places us firmly among the top 7% of companies worldwide in this specific score range and the top 3% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the manufacturing of other food products industry.
“Globally, EcoVadis is one of the foremost and comprehensive assessment platforms,” says Binu Nair, Director of Food Safety and Quality and the Edlong Sustainability Team leader. She continues, “Following industry-leading frameworks is one of the best ways to catalyze positive change that showcases a structured and proactive sustainability approach and becoming industry leaders in sustainability.”
Speaking on behalf of the Edlong Sustainability Team, she adds, “This achievement is the result of a team effort, one that we can all be immensely proud of. Our sustainability champions in departments across the business pulled together to produce this result. We’ve come a long way from just a few years ago and aren’t afraid to say that next year we are going for the gold.”
Finally, Nair stresses the real-world importance and impact of these ratings, “Edlong has been in business for over 100 years, and we want to be in business for another 100 plus years, and that comes from driving sustainability into our purpose. At Edlong, we are looking at long-term and holistic prosperity. This means making a difference by caring for our people, our communities, and our planet.”
About EcoVadis: “Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 125,000+ rated companies.”
They base their business sustainability ratings on international sustainability standards such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, and the ISO 26000 standard. These ratings provide an evidenced-based analysis of performance and an actionable roadmap for continuous improvement.
The key to their methodology is evaluating the quality of a company’s sustainability management system by their three management pillars: Policies, Actions, and Results. They evaluate each company utilizing a customized assessment framework covering 21 Sustainability criteria across four main categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.
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