Teknos has been granted the EcoVadis gold medal for its sustainability performance in 2021. This places Teknos within the top 5% of 90,000 companies that are rated by EcoVadis across the globe.
In EcoVadis, companies are assessed based on four categories: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Teknos performed best in the Environmental part with a score of 80/100 and reached a good level also in Labor and Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Teknos’ strategy, and the company aims for being the most sustainable coatings solutions provider in the industry. In the past few years, Teknos has invested heavily in developing its sustainability practices. The EcoVadis gold medal is confirmation of this commitment, said Paula Salastie, CEO and owner of Teknos Group.
“We are pleased that our persistent work in developing our operations and products to be more sustainable has been recognized with the EcoVadis gold medal,” Salastie noted. “To be included in the top 5% of all companies is a great milestone for us and proves our strong commitment towards sustainability for our external and internal stakeholders. Being able to improve from bronze to gold level within just a few years is a significant step forward and shows us that our direction is right. At the same time, this recognition will also inspire us to aim even higher.
“For us being sustainable is more than emissions. It is also about creating a great place to work, long term relationships with all our stakeholders. This is measured by proudness of being part of the Teknos Family,” Salastie added
In its Sustainability program Teknos will continue to focus on mitigating climate impact, ensuring safety and well-being of its personnel and other stakeholders and finding sustainable solutions to tackle raw material scarcity not only in procurement, but also with life cycle thinking. Participation in EcoVadis also allows for transparency to the whole value chain, as it enables Teknos customers to monitor Teknos’ sustainability performance and manage sustainability risks.
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