Hoogstraten, Belgium, 1 June 2023 – deSter, a leading provider of sustainable and innovative food packaging and serviceware concepts for the travel and foodservice industries, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating. This recognition by EcoVadis places us in the top 2% of evaluated companies in our industry, with an outstanding score of 76. Previously holding a Silver rating for two consecutive years, deSter has significantly improved its sustainability performance.
EcoVadis is globally one of the most trusted and independent rating agencies that assess companies’ sustainability practices across various industries with a global network of 100,000+ rated companies. Its methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000.
The EcoVadis assessment framework evaluates companies based on their policies, actions, and results in four key areas: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Achieving the Gold rating showcases deSter’s dedication to integrating sustainability into its operations and supply chain, ensuring a positive environmental and societal impact.
Stef Van de Perre, President & Managing Director of deSter commented on this accomplishment, “We are incredibly proud to have achieved the EcoVadis Gold Rating. This recognition reflects our steadfast commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices within our ESG strategy. It demonstrates the ongoing efforts of all our employees to minimize our environmental footprint, ensure fair and safe working conditions, and promote ethical business conduct throughout our operations.”
We are excited to see that EcoVadis has become today’s defacto standard, driving us forward to build a future that fosters environmental stewardship and social progress.
deSter Communications Team
deSter, a gategroup member, is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable food packaging and serviceware concepts to the aviation, hospitality and foodservice industries.
The company combines over 40 years of manufacturing expertise with the latest developments in product design. deSter has production units in Hoogstraten (BE), Lima (US) and Prachinburi (TH), in addition to global sales offices. www.dester.com
Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 100,000+ rated companies.
EcoVadis methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ spend categories and 175+ countries. The Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes:
- Labor & Human Rights
- Sustainable Procurement
More information on EcoVadis can be found here https://ecovadis.com/