Kemira receives EcoVadis gold recognition level for its corporate responsibility performance

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Kemira receives EcoVadis gold recognition level for its corporate responsibility performance

September 29, 2015 - 01:37
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HELSINKI, Sept. 29, 2015 (Press Release) -Kemira has been rewarded with a Gold recognition level for the company's corporate responsibility performance by EcoVadis, a collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains.

With a score of 72/100 points, Kemira is in the top 2% of suppliers assessed by Ecovadis - in all categories and within chemical sector suppliers. In 2014, Kemira achieved Silver level with 58/100 points.

"Kemira strives to become the first choice as a responsible and sustainable supplier to our customers. This recognition is an important indication that we are heading in the right direction," says Tomas Biström, Director, Corporate Responsibility. "Our corporate responsibility performance is important to our customers. This includes our own operations and products as well as the performance throughout the value chain. We use EcoVadis to evaluate our suppliers, cooperating actively with them to enable a more sustainable supply chain."

EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis delivers simple and reliable scorecards to monitor supplier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators in four themes: environmental, social/human rights, ethics/fair business practices, and supply chain.

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2014, Kemira's annual revenue was EUR 2.1 billion and we employed approximately 4,250 people. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.