Hoogstraten, Belgium, 11 April 2022 – deSter, leading supplier of innovative food packaging and serviceware concepts for aviation and food service industries, is proud to announce to have improved its overall EcoVadis score and re-affirm its Silver Rating. The company was able to reach a score of 65 compared to the last year’s score of 54. This brings deSter to the top 10% of all rated companies in the industry.
To keep the EcoVadis rating valid, companies are required to submit necessary documentation annually and get evaluated by the independent committee of EcoVadis.
Improving its EcoVadis score is a very important part of deSter’s ESG strategy and the company is confidently moving forward. The goal for next years is to obtain Gold Rating establishing outstanding sustainable practices and be an example for other companies in the industry.
As the core of its ESG strategy and in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals, Ellen McArthur Foundation and Glasgow Declaration, deSter set up ambitious goals not only related to products but also to the planet and its people.
- Community outreach activities in all locations
- All our locations are “Great places to work”, based on employee feedback
- We have our suppliers committed to our ESG goals
- Have 25% carbon footprint reduction in all operations, compared to 2019
- Have 75% carbon footprint reduction in all operation compared to 2019
- Net zero Carbon and Net Zero waste in all operations
- All our products are either reusable, recyclable or compostable
- We only work with certified responsible resources & sustainable materials
- We aim that 100% of our products create zero waste
EcoVadis Silver Rating confirmed the progress on the above goals and will continue drive performance of deSter in the future.
Philippe De Naeyer, Director of Sustainability at deSter, commented: “As part of our ESG strategy, improving our EcoVadis rating score has been one of the major priorities. It serves as a finger on the pulse on and we are incredibly proud to increase our overall score re-affirming Silver Rating and to belong to the top 10% of rated companies in our industry. It’s great to see the results of our hard work. A great motivation to do even better!”
What is EcoVadis?
Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 90,000+ rated companies.
EcovVadis methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ spend categories and 160+ countries. The Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes:
- Labor & Human Rights
- Sustianable Procurement
More information on EcoVadis can be found here https://ecovadis.com/