Silver status awarded in sustainability audit
With 58 out of a maximum possible 100 points, Gerresheimer is currently among the top 6% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis in the sector of pharmaceutical suppliers and medical technology. In 2018, Gerresheimer succeeded in making the leap from bronze to silver rating with 46 points in the annual EcoVadis evaluation. In 2019, however, the company improved within this rating to 58 points.
EcoVadis is a sustainability assessment platform. The methodology is based on international CSR standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000 and takes into account 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries.
The scoring model is based on 21 criteria from the four subject areas of environment, social affairs, ethics and sustainable procurement. Suppliers demonstrate the extent to which they meet these criteria in whole or in part and are evaluated on this basis.
Once a year, EcoVadis then produces a company-specific sustainability ranking, which is accompanied by a scorecard. As of this year, the scorecard has four instead of three evaluation categories, ranging from bronze to silver and gold to platinum.