SOLNA, Sweden, Sept. 7, 2016 (Press Release) -BillerudKorsnäs has been awarded a Gold rating from EcoVadis for the third year in a row. The annual evaluation of 20,000 suppliers shows that BillerudKorsnäs is among the top 1 percent of all companies assessed.
EcoVadis is the leading system for evaluating suppliers’ environmental aspects, working conditions, corporate social responsibility and subcontractors. Multinational brands with high ethical ambitions use the system to evaluate their supply chains in turn.
The evaluation shows that BillerudKorsnäs is among the very best of 150 companies in the same industry and is also in the top percentage rank among all companies assessed, regardless of industry. It also shows that BillerudKorsnäs improved even more this year.
“EcoVadis confirms that we have a high level of sustainability, excellent control of environmental work, clear guidelines regarding ethical issues and a systematic approach with our suppliers. We received very high scores in all areas assessed, far above the average of all suppliers evaluated,” says Bengt Brunberg, responsible for reporting on sustainability initiatives.
The EcoVadis method is based on internationally adopted principles for sustainability reporting, such as GRI – the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000, and is audited by independent sustainability experts. The system is aimed at demanding customers and brand owners who want to monitor their supply chains.
BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and -solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4 200 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.