Zurich – DKSH has been awarded the highest level of Gold by EcoVadis for the second time for its efforts in the area of sustainability. This puts the service and retail provider in the top 4 percent of all companies assessed by the rating company worldwide.
The Paris-based rating company EcoVadis has repeatedly certified DKSH with the highest level for sustainability. According to a press release, the Zurich-based service and trading company was among the top 4 percent of all companies assessed by EcoVadis. Overall, DKSH improved by six points to 73 points in the area of sustainability. In particular, this concerned the areas of labor and human rights and sustainable procurement, according to the press release. This includes the human rights policy in line with the ten principles of the UN Global Impact as well as the high standards to maintain integrity in its supply chains.
“We are very proud to have received the EcoVadis Gold Award for the second time in a row,” said Stefan P. Butz, CEO of DKSH, in the press release. “This recognition underlines our ongoing commitment to sustainability and the continuous improvement of our efforts towards responsible business practices.”
EcoVadis is an internationally active rating company. Since 2007, it has evaluated companies on the basis of 21 sustainability criteria in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis has already evaluated more than 100,000 companies. ce/ww