International Packaging Receives Silver Medal Rating from EcoVadis

Michelle MachenMauser News, International Packaging

The International Packaging business unit has received a Silver Medal rating from the EcoVadis sustainability rating platform! This award recognizes International Packaging as part of the top 25% of all organizations surveyed by EcoVadis.

Congratulations to all team members who participated in this initiative led by Klaus Peter Schmidt!

What is EcoVadis?

EcoVadis is a standardized corporate social responsibility (CSR) assessment that is used by businesses to evaluate the sustainability of their organizations and supply chains. The growing focus on corporate social responsibility and the increasing complexity of supply chains has led more and more companies to rely on standardized assessments, like EcoVadis, to monitor progress and report performance to stakeholders.

The EcoVadis assessment focuses on 4 main topics - Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. After an organization completes the assessment, it is reviewed by the EcoVadis organization and a score is awarded on a scale from 1 – 100. Scorecards can be shared with customers and partners upon request. In addition to providing valuable insights for a company, the globally recognized EcoVadis rating also provides a benchmark against other companies and a channel to communicate a company’s CSR performance.

Participation in the EcoVadis assessment is largely driven by the chemical industry including companies like BASF, AkzoNobel, Evonik, and Henkel.

Why is it Important?

Participating in the EcoVadis assessment allows us to understand the areas in which we may be able to improve as well as the areas in which we are exceling. It also demonstrates our continued commitment to corporate social responsibility and transparency to our stakeholders.

What’s Next?

Mauser Packaging Solutions understands the importance of creating a more sustainable future. We plan to complete the EcoVadis assessment as one global company in Q3 2021. The results will help us focus our resources on priority CSR areas and provide visibility to our stakeholders.