- Commitment to sustainability and CSR results in Platinum medal
- WP ranks among top 1% of companies in its industry
- Highest possible status – 'Leader' – achieved on Carbon Score Card
Weener Plastics (WP) has achieved Platinum status in the 2023 EcoVadis Sustainability Rating. This is the highest rating for sustainable leadership awarded by assessment leader EcoVadis. With an overall score of 79 out of 100 points - up from 74 points in 2022 - WP ranks among the top 1% of companies rated by EcoVadis worldwide in the 'Manufacture of Plastics Products' industry.
"We are honored that EcoVadis has recognized our business practices with a Platinum medal," says Adrian Whitfield, CEO of Weener Plastics. "This is the rewarding result of our corporate ambitions and team efforts to deliver sustainable solutions that our customers can trust, as well as our deep-rooted commitment to sustainability, responsible and ethical business practices, and focus on our people."
The Platinum medal affirms the company's ongoing commitment to a circular economy and a more sustainable future. Challenging environmental goals are translated into tangible actions in daily operations, and are leading to WP's innovative product and process developments. The company's key motivation is meeting today's functional packaging requirements without compromising the environment for future generations.
This accreditation is also part of the company's continuous improvement plan, which aims to enhance employee safety, reduce workplace risk, and provide safer and better working conditions. The company also supports its employees with training on topics such as Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, a Whistleblower Procedure, and a Code of Conduct. WP's ISO 45001 accreditation at numerous sites and planned roll-out to other facilities also contributed significantly to this outstanding achievement.
Lenny Ellenkamp, Director Sustainability adds: "This medal is a confirmation of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. We are delighted to be recognised for our ambitious efforts and aspirations and see ourselves qualified as an industry leader."
Our ongoing initiatives and developments are also reflected in the EcoVadis Carbon Score Card: our company's status has been upgraded from 'Advanced' to 'Leader', demonstrating the effectiveness of our strong Greenhouse Gases (GHG) management systems and best-in-class decarbonization commitments, actions and reporting capabilities.
Our ambition is to keep engaging and collaborating with stakeholders. The efforts of our industry partners, customers, suppliers, and employees are essential to driving this program throughout the value chain and continuing to achieve our ambitious targets.
30 Oct 2023