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Zumtobel gets EcoVadis Gold for third time

EcoVadis Gold

For the third time in a row, the Zumtobel Group has been awarded a gold medal by the independent sustainability rating platform EcoVadis.

The company achieved a total score of 78 points. In an industry comparison, the lighting group is ranked among the top 1 per cent of all companies assessed by the platform.

The company says an an improvement of ten points was achieved in the area of labour and human rights. This was mainly due to the numerous measures implemented regarding employee health in the past financial year and the fact that ISO 45001 certifications (management systems for occupational health and safety) were obtained for all European plants.

‘Evaluations by independent and globally acting rating agencies such as EcoVadis are highly relevant for our company,’ Zumtobel Group Sustainability Director Sebastian Gann told the Circular Lighting Report.

‘They confirm the path we have taken with all the measures we have implemented so far and the goals we have set for ourselves.

‘Together with our specialist departments, the Sustainability Team makes the best possible contribution to the Zumtobel Group’s sustainable development.’

EcoVadis, an independent platform for sustainability ratings, was founded in 2007 and assesses the performance of companies in the categories Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Sustainable Procurement, and Ethics. The rating is based on international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. More than 130,000 companies from over 180 countries and 220 industries regularly have their value chain evaluated by EcoVadis.

The Zumtobel Group, which includes the individual brands, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel, is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange and has a workforce of around 5,500 employees.

In the 2022/23 financial year, the company posted a turnover of over £1 billion.

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