Global print consumables manufacturer, Flint Group has achieved a seven-point increase over 2022 to its EcoVadis business sustainability rating.
EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, with a global network of over 85,000 rated companies.
EcoVadis’ scoring takes an evidence-based approach to measuring the supply chain sustainability efforts of a given business. Flint Group has improved its silver level rating overall to 65 – raising up from 58, marking it as a business making significant sustainability advances. A key driver for the improved score is the considerable rise in the company’s Environmental category score from 50 to 70 points.
Steve Dryden, CEO of Flint Group, said: ‘We are delighted to announce a seven-point increase to our EcoVadis score. The new score shows that our efforts are making an important difference and provides groundwork and direction for further improvement. As a business that leads the way in high-performance inks and coatings designed for circular economies, our actions must match our intentions for a more sustainable supply chain.’
Matthew Rowland-Jones, sustainability officer for Flint Group, noted: ‘Scoring highly on the EcoVadis audit requires a structured and proactive approach to sustainability. This means clear policies, tangible actions, comprehensive reporting, evidence, and measurable change. We have a clear plan to drive sustainability improvements and are confident we can achieve a Gold rating soon.’
Seeking to support its customers’ sustainability commitments, Flint Group employs a comprehensive framework focusing on critical environmental, social, and governance aspects of its business activities. Via its products and services, the company is focusing its impact across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
In addition, Flint Group is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, aligning the company’s operations with the UN’s universal principles on human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. Moreover, the company is focused on aligning with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Dryden adds: ‘Flint Group understands that label and package printers, along with brand owners, have significant sustainability commitments. Therefore, we are focused on being a reliable partner who will work with them to help them reach their sustainability goals.
‘The latest score shows a consecutive year of improvement which is a testament to the hard work of our teams worldwide. We have a solid vision for our business to be recognised by customers, employees, and shareholders as one of the most sustainable companies in the printing and packaging industries.’
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