As a global player in the agri-food chain, we are committed to having a business model that contributes to a sustainable future. Consequently, we are proud to announce that we have been awarded a gold EcoVadis medal. Kynetec was placed amongst the top 8% of companies assessed by EcoVadis for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings, and amongst the top 3% of market research companies.
EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings. They provide holistic sustainability ratings on a broad range of non-financial management systems around the four themes of Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Procurement. Each company is rated on the issues applicable to their company's size, location and industry. EcoVadis assessed Kynetec on 21 CSR criteria around the four themes of Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Procurement.
Specifically on Labour & Human Rights, the criteria included aspects relating to human resources such as health & safety, working conditions, structured social dialogue, career management & training, and human rights issues including child & forced labour, discrimination & harassment and external human rights issues.
Ethical issues assessed related to corruption & bribery, anti-competitive practices and responsible marketing. From an environmental perspective, the environmental issues that Kynetec is confronted by and how they are mitigated were evaluated. In respect of Sustainable Procurement, Kynetec was able to demonstrate that they have a Supplier CSR code of conduct in place.
As well as EcoVadis providing us with sustainability ratings, they have also provided us with recommendations to help us identify opportunities to further drive and improve our contribution to sustainability