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SPOLCHEMIE awarded gold medal rating in EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility assessment


13.10.2017

SPOLCHEMIE awarded gold medal rating in EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility assessment

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements have been increasing recently, and this factor is more and more important for the supply chains. The business relations are not about the negotiation of prices, timelines and quality anymore.

In order to be transparent in terms of the sustainability and CSR practices (processes) for their customers, partners, employees, investors and stakeholders, SPOLCHEMIE – Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu commissions an independent assessment of its sustainability development performance as a supplier from EcoVadis.

  • Following an analysis based on 21 CSR criteria SPOLCHEMIE received the highest possible CSR performance GOLD MEDAL from EcoVadis in August 2017. This medal is only granted to the top 5% companies among the thousands of subjects evaluated worldwide in EcoVadis CSR Rating system.

"SPOLCHEMIE highly appreciates the gold medal that expresses the importance which we give to our commitment to sustainability in our business. We believe that for a successful future in advanced market, the attention to sustainability, mutual respect for supporting practices and accountability, is essential," says Romana Granátová, Marketing Manager of Spolchemie.

Head office of Spolchemie, Usti nad Labem, historical building 1932

The EcoVadis assessments covers 4 themes: Environment, Labor Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. The 21 issues are based upon international CSR standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles (Ruggie Framework). More than 20,000 companies including 120 large global from 140 countries are encompassed.

 

About Spolchemie:

SPOLCHEMIE – Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s. is a leading European manufacturer of synthetic resins, hydroxides and innovative chlorinated derivatives. Since 1856 SPOLCHEMIE continuously brings innovation in the chemistry. The long-term success and stability of SPOLCHEMIE stand on a fully integrated manufacturing, expertise and proprietary R&D, that provides the company with numerous patents and valuable know-how. SPOLCHEMIE achieved the world's first international environmental EPD certification for epoxy resins.

The high quality of the production, services and the strategic location in the heart of Europe allows SPOLCHEMIE to succeed in the highly competitive European market. Over 80% of company production is exported worldwide to 150 countries, primarily to European Union.

SPOLCHEMIE is undergoing a major modernization. Besides the intensification of the production of epichlorohydrin from glycerine started new, environmentally friendly, membrane electrolysis in 2017.

 

For next information contact: Romana Granátová, Marketing Manager, granatova@spolchemie.cz



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