Another Gold level rating for Mehiläinen in the international EcoVadis sustainability assessment

EcoVadis, a company providing sustainability assessments, has awarded Mehiläinen a Gold level rating for Mehiläinen’s sustainability work for the second consecutive year. Only 5% of the more than 90,000 companies assessed and only 3.5% of the companies in the sector receive the Gold rating as recognition of promoting sustainable development. Mehiläinen's score improved in terms of both ethical practices and sustainable procurement.

- Mehiläinen is committed to sustainable business and we work continuously and uncompromisingly for our sustainability themes. We are extremely pleased to receive a Gold level rating for the second time and learn that our results were even better than last year, says Kaisla Lahdensuo, Chief Medical Officer at Mehiläinen.

Mehiläinen's sustainability programme consists of four business-critical areas: quality and customer satisfaction, industry renewal and financial responsibility, employee well-being and being a good employer as well as sustainable development of operations. In 2022, Mehiläinen documented its sustainability practices even more clearly and transparently.

- We monitor all areas of our operations with multiple indicators, the development of which is included in our responsibility report. The latest addition to our public quality indicators is the new employees’ assessment of the induction period and the supervisor index which reflects satisfaction with our managerial work, says Lahdensuo.

Established in 2007, EcoVadis  is one of the world's largest providers of sustainability assessments, evaluating companies from over 200 industries in over 175 countries. The assessment is carried out on the basis of a survey completed by the companies and comprehensive documentation analysed by EcoVadis. The methodology is based on international standards for sustainable development, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the UN Global Compact and the ISO 26000 standard. The independent assessment process is supervised by an international scientific committee.

Published 2.2.2023