PCC Exol recognised for CSR activities
Brzeg Dolny, 5 November 2014
........PCC Exol, the largest surfactant manufacturer in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, placed high in the ranking of the international CSR platform EcoVadis. The assessment was prepared by a team of experts cooperating and operating as part of this platform.
Taking into account the global scale of the EcoVadis undertaking, PCC EXOL is one of a few Polish enterprises that carried out a comprehensive CSR self-analysis of its operations. The platform's statistics are a testament to the increasing trends of promoting and implementing sustainable development practices both in highly developed countries and in regions that are just beginning their economic growth. Currently, EcoVadis has recorded over 20,000 assessment sheets of suppliers that work in various branches of industry and services in various fields of the economy. PCC EXOL, which for the first time in its history completed a CSR sheet, found itself on the list of companies reporting among market players such as Johnson & Johnson, BASF Renault-Nissan, Bayer, Coca Cola Enterprises, Heineken and Orange. This is an extremely significant and prestigious recognition, especially given that already in the first year of reporting, the company achieved a silver level of corporate social responsibility, receiving a very high grade particularly in the environmental protection field from experts of the EcoVadis platform.
'Such a good result in the first year of reporting is a huge success for us, especially since we have been initiating sustainable development and CSR activities only for a short time. The summary on the EcoVadis platform contains issues that cover environmental protection, occupational health and safety, and ethics. These aspects are aligned with our strategic goals. We want to promote sustainable chemicals and are achieving our first significant successes in this regard' – said Mirosław Siwirski, President of the Management Board of PCC Exol.
'PCC EXOL's clients include many global leaders for whom sustainable development constitutes one of the key elements of their long-term development strategies. We view recognition in the EcoVadis ranking not only in the success category. It's also clear proof of our clients' support in achieving ambitious goals in economy, society and the environment. The assessment of EcoVadis experts is an external form of approval for the company; it confirms transparency and constant improvement in promoting sustainable chemicals. Such an approach demonstrates to our global clients that just like them, we treat sustainable development as a priority in striving to achieve a balance between business aspects and social and environmental responsibility' - said the President of the Management Board of PCC Exol.
EcoVadis runs the first platform that enables enterprises to assess their suppliers' level of respect for the environment and social needs worldwide. The platform uses its own technology and a network of experts in order to provide access to simple and reliable sheets to assess the social responsibility of suppliers, covering 150 categories of purchases, 21 CSR indicators and 120 countries. EcoVadis makes it easier for companies to limit risk and improve innovation and efficiency in their logistics networks.
Marketing & Sustainable Development Manager
PCC EXOL SA