For the third time in a row, the Zumtobel Group has been awarded a gold medal by the independent sustainability rating platform EcoVadis. In an industry comparison, the lighting group is ranked among the top 1% of all companies assessed by the platform. The successive recognition with the gold medal underlines the Zumtobel Group’s consistent and continuous development and sustainability activities.

“Evaluations by independent and globally acting rating agencies such as EcoVadis are highly relevant for our company, as they confirm the path we have taken with all the measures we have implemented so far and the goals we have set for ourselves. Together with our specialist departments, the Sustainability Team makes the best possible contribution to the Zumtobel Group’s sustainable development. This benefits the environment, our customers, and our partners, ” says Sebastian Gann, Sustainability Director at the Zumtobel Group.

Sustainable development

While the Zumtobel Group particularly distinguished itself in the area of sustainable procurement last year, this year, an improvement of ten points was achieved in the area of labour and human rights. This was mainly due to the numerous measures implemented regarding employee health in the past financial year and the fact that ISO 45001 certifications (management systems for occupational health and safety) were obtained for all European plants. With a total score of 78 points, the lighting group was able to maintain its solid rating foundation while at the same time further improving it.

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis, an independent platform for sustainability ratings, was founded in 2007 and assesses the performance of companies in the categories Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Sustainable Procurement, and Ethics. The rating is based on international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. More than 130,000 companies from over 180 countries and 220 industries regularly have their value chain evaluated by EcoVadis.

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May 2024 issue

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