EVS has been awarded a Silver medal for its sustainability performance from EcoVadis, the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings, placing the company in the 88th percentile.
The EcoVadis sustainability assessment evaluates how well a company has integrated the principles of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into its business and management system. The methodology covers seven management indicators, across 21 sustainability criteria, in four themes (environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.) It is based on leading standards, such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and ISO 26000, and is overseen by an international scientific committee. The rating is based on a company’s policies, actions and results, as well as inputs from third-party professionals and external stakeholders.
Driven by the vision “sustainability is not what we should do, sustainability is what we need to be”, EVS has been focused on delivering true positive impact for environmental and social concerns for many years. In 2021, following the creation of its Sustainability Team composed of several team members from different departments, EVS published its first sustainability report describing the way EVS addresses and implements sustainability across the organization.
“Receiving the Silver status for our first participation in the EcoVadis program is an important step forward and a great recognition of our commitment to sustainability and the efforts we have made so far” says EVS’ CEO Serge Van Herck. “This is an encouraging score which gives us even more energy and motivation to further increase our ESG efforts going forward. We are now very much looking forward to building on this progress and to make EVS a champion also in corporate sustainability.”