Mehiläinen's sustainability work awarded Gold level rating for third year in a row
EcoVadis, a company providing sustainability assessments, has awarded Mehiläinen a Gold level rating for Mehiläinen’s sustainability work for the third consecutive year. Only 5% of all companies assessed receive the Gold rating as recognition of promoting sustainable development. Mehiläinen's scores improved from last year, especially in the environmental category.
EcoVadis assesses corporate responsibility in four areas: the environment and climate, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis is one of the world's largest providers of sustainability assessments.
- Once again, this is a great acknowledgement of our sustainability work. During the past year, we at Mehiläinen have taken several steps forward, not only in terms of quality, but also and especially in the fields of environmental and climate work as well as social responsibility. I am pleased that our scores improved further as a result of our hard work, says Marina Lampinen, Director of Public Relations and Corporate Responsibility at Mehiläinen.
Mehiläinen's responsibility 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 2023, we committed to setting ambitious emission reduction goals, adopted new environmental and human rights policies for our group, and took steps forward in making our acquisitions more sustainable. This year, we will continue our work on these themes, and we will also update our programme and goals, Lampinen says.
Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world's largest and most reliable provider of corporate sustainability assessments. EcoVadis' global network includes more than 100,000 companies from more than 200 industries, in more than 175 countries. The assessment is carried out based on 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.