Ecovadis Platinum, one more step towards sustainability
At Vytrus we continue making strides in terms of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In our second year of evaluation by the Ecovadis sustainability platform, we have obtained the Platinum medal, the highest rating only awarded to a 1% of the companies evaluated worldwide. In 2020, our first year of evaluation and in the middle of the pandemic, we were also recognized by the Ecovadis Silver medal for the good practices in sustainability.
We have excelled in environmental and ethical issues, aspects that have earned us the Platinum medal for the achievements in sustainability. This worldwide recognition represents a guarantee of high quality, ethics and business honesty for partners and clients. A historic milestone for us, also we have recently launched our Corporate Social Responsibility program with four fundamental axes: people, planet, company, and social commitment.
According to Albert Jané, CEO, COO and co-founder of Vytrus Biotech: “This recognition is the result of the constant work carried out by the Vytrus team. CSR and Sustainability have been part of our company’s DNA since our origins. We are grateful and proud that this commitment is recognized and places us at the top of sustainability and at the same level of major corporations worldwide.”
EcoVadis, the only universal provider of sustainability ratings evaluates the sustainability practices of more than 75,000 companies in over 160 countries. It provides a complete set of performance improvement tools, indicators, certificates and awards as EcoVadis medals in order to improve the environmental and social impact of companies worldwide.
The methodology applied covers seven management indicators based on 21 sustainability criteria focused on four areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. It is based on the main standards, such as those of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), the UN Global Compact and ISO 26000, and is supervised by an international scientific committee. They rate performance by evaluating a company’s policies, actions, and results, as well as input from third-party professionals and external stakeholders.