Zurich, Switzerland, May 14, 2019 - DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has received a silver rating from the French agency EcoVadis. The independent assessment places DKSH within the top 14% of its industry. EcoVadis uses a methodology that rates companies according to 21 sustainability criteria in four main areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics as well as sustainable procurement.
2019 is the third year in which DKSH is evaluated by EcoVadis. A key factor for having achieved the silver rating is DKSH's report according to the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines (GRI), which the company published for the first time last year.
DKSH places continuous efforts to further progress its sustainable business practices. The company's vision for Sustainability is to support economic and social progress in the Asian communities it operates in. This includes fulfilling the fundamental purpose of bringing key consumer goods, healthcare, performance materials or technological products to markets, while operating with integrity, trust and reliability.
EcoVadis was founded in 2007 in Paris. Through its global platform, the firm provides buyer companies with evaluation data of suppliers on Sustainability. Its network connects suppliers and buyers across 198 industry sectors in 155 markets.
Stefan P. Butz, CEO of DKSH Group said: "The silver rating from EcoVadis is a significant recognition, both for us as well as for our clients and customers around the world. As a company with a history that spans more than 150 years, being a responsible corporate citizen has always been part of the DKSH mindset. Subjecting ourselves to Ecovadis' independent assessment clearly demonstrates how committed we are to make continuous progress in the area of Sustainability."