EcoVadis is a system for evaluating suppliers’ environmental aspects, working conditions, corporate social responsibility and subcontractors. Multinational brands with high ethical ambitions use the system to evaluate their supply chains in turn.
The EcoVadis method is based on internationally adopted principles for sustainability reporting, such as GRI – the Global Reporting Initiative –, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000, and is audited by independent sustainability experts. The system is aimed at demanding customers and brand owners who want to monitor their supply chains.
The annual evaluation of 20,000 suppliers has placed BillerudKorsnäs among the top one percent of all companies assessed. Further, the evaluation shows that BillerudKorsnäs is among the very best of 150 companies in the same industry and is also in the top percentage rank among all companies assessed, regardless of industry.
Bengt Brunberg, sustainability manager at BillerudKorsnäs, commented: ‘EcoVadis confirms that we have a high level of sustainability, excellent control of environmental work, clear guidelines regarding ethical issues and a systematic approach with our suppliers. We received very high scores in all areas assessed, far above the average of all suppliers evaluated.’