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03/04/2017

ELIX Polymers awarded GOLD EcoVadis rating for its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

Chemical company ELIX Polymers has achieved GOLD level recognition in corporate social responsibility (CSR) awarded by EcoVadis, an agency that specializes in sustainable development and performance monitoring.

This is currently the highest possible rating, awarded only after an extensive evaluation by EcoVadis. This is based on 21 criteria, many of which follow international CSR standards such as the UN’s Global Compact, International Labour Organisation, Global Reporting Initiative and ISO 26000.

The overall result achieved by ELIX Polymers places the company in the top 5% of companies in its sector, as evaluated by EcoVadis. This evaluation consists of 4 different qualifications, which rate milestones and company development in relation to the environment, human rights, fair business practices and supply chain, reflecting company performance in CSR.

David Castañeda, Director of Operations at ELIX Polymers said: “This is an important recognition as it rewards our commitment and effort aligned with our long established social responsibility policy.” Furthermore, Judith Banus, in charge of the Social Responsibility Program at ELIX, added: “We’ve achieved an extremely high rating in environment and human rights in work practices, which makes us proud and motivated to carry on the strategy of sustainable management.”       

EcoVadis was founded with the belief that global businesses can make a huge positive impact through their supply chains in improving environmental and social practices globally,. EcoVadis has developed a CSR assessment methodology that is trustworthy, global and easy-to-use, and which is used to manage risk and promote eco-innovation covering 150 purchasing categories  and 20,000 providers in 99 countries. 

 

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