In recognition of their sustainability work Hexpol TPE, the international polymer compounding group has achieved platinum status in the EcoVadis ratings for their site in Manchester, UK.
The platinum rating puts Hexpol TPE's UK site in the top one per cent of companies evaluated in its industry. It was awarded at the end of 2021. The EcoVadis assessment focuses on performance over four themes: the environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
"It takes commitment from many individuals to really work on sustainability. This accomplishment reflects the efforts of employees across the business. It's really the result of people caring about the direction we take and using that concern in their roles," commented Kirsty Wood, sustainability lead at Hexpol TPE Ltd.
EcoVadis is an independent assessment organisation that evaluates companies' sustainability performance. They rate performance by assessing a company's policies, actions, and results, as well as inputs from third-party professionals and external stakeholders. Their methodology is based on international standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and ISO 26000.
"It's great to see a score like this that complements our ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification. Sustainable and continual improvement is a major focus, and the EcoVadis assessment is an excellent tool to support this goal," added Katie Kenan, SHEQ manager Hexpol TPE Ltd.