Sustainability: SCHLENK among the top 5% of companies

22.07.2021

Barnsdorf - SCHLENK has entered the top 5% of evaluated companies in terms of commitment to sustainability.

The external certification EcoVadis has evaluated Schlenk Metallfolien GmbH & Co. KG and ranked it at this level. This is the first time SCHLENK has received a gold medal in sustainability. This reflects the quality of SCHLENK's CR (Corporate Responsibility) management system at the time of the evaluation.

The EcoVadis methodology analyzes 21 criteria from the four subject areas of environment, social affairs, ethics and sustainable procurement. The methodology is based on international CR standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000 and takes into account 190 purchasing categories and 150 countries. For example, energy consumption, biodiversity, working conditions, social engagement, information management and supplier control are assessed.

SCHLENK is committed in all these areas to meeting its responsibility to the market, the environment and people. These activities have now been rewarded with the "Gold" rating. "We are very pleased to receive this award, which is both confirmation and an incentive to continue our commitment in this way. Two years ago we already had a silver medal and our goal was to get to gold status, which only 5% of all companies receive. We have now achieved that." is the message from the company headquarters in Barnsdorf.

CEO Joachim von Schlenk: "Behind our commitment is the common conviction that the natural foundations of life can be better protected with the help of voluntary and reliable cooperation between business, the public and the government than with laws and regulations alone. Exemplary and joint projects are intended to make corporate responsibility visible, as well as to show that economy and ecology are not opposites, but together contribute to securing jobs and prosperity in an intact environment and society."

In recent years, SCHLENK has joined the UN Global Compact, a worldwide pact concluded between companies and the UN to make globalization more socially and ecologically responsible, Chemie³, the sustainability initiative of German industry, and the Bavarian Environmental Pact, an agreement between the Bavarian state government and Bavarian industry based on the principles of voluntariness, assumption of personal responsibility in environmental protection, and cooperative action.

SCHLENK was already a finalist for the German federal government's CSR award last year.