07. September 2023

Saarstahl's sustainability management again recognized as an industry leader by EcoVadis

For the second time in a row, the corporate social responsibility management at Saarstahl has been awarded the highest possible platinum medal by EcoVadis. This means that the Saarland-based steel producer is once again among the top one percent of companies rated in the sector. EcoVadis is an internationally recognized sustainability ratings platform. The rating, for which the evaluation criteria were increased in the current period, confirms the consistently high quality of Saarstahl’s sustainability management.

“Achieving the top result from EcoVadis once again for our sustainability management is an important signal to all our stakeholders and shows that corporate responsibility is part of our DNA,” explains Danny van der Hout, Chief Sales Officer at Saarstahl. “We are in the midst of a process of transformation toward a sustainable future, centered around the low-carbon production of steel. The platinum medal motivates us to continue pursuing our sustainability strategy and to take the next steps in the transformation with our employees and with our customers.”

The EcoVadis assessment is conducted annually and is one of the best-known sustainability ratings internationally. The underlying criteria of the evaluation procedure are made more stringent at regular intervals. The very good rating, which Saarstahl was able to improve upon again compared with the previous year, is valid until May 2024. The steel producer is thus firmly positioned in the industry as a sustainable and responsibly operating company.

The EcoVadis assessment is based on a defined scorecard. This includes the criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the International Organization for Standardization for the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The definition of specific evaluation criteria enables worldwide comparison of companies certified by EcoVadis.


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