The EcoVadis rating agency has awarded Optima a silver medal for its core sustainability strategy "We care for tomorrow".
This acknowledgment places the Optima Group in the top 25% of the companies rated by EcoVadis. The areas assessed were the environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Optima's sustainability strategy is assessed annually by EcoVadis to identify new potential initiatives and promote existing activities.
"The jump from last year's bronze medal to this year’s silver medal demonstrates that we are on track with our sustainability strategy,” said Dr. Stefan König, managing director at Optima. “We are looking to become outstanding across the board in the areas of environment, social responsibility and corporate governance",.
Since May 2022, Optima's company-wide sustainability strategy "We care for tomorrow" has consisted of three pillars: circular packaging, sustainable technology, and corporate sustainability. Optima is targeting packaging solutions for a circular economy along with resource-saving production processes developed in partnership with customers. In addition, past activities are integrated into a comprehensive environmental and climate strategy. Specific goals for the next few years have been set, as well as aspirations in the areas of social responsibility and sustainable corporate governance.
EcoVadis's regular assessment means that optimization processes can be identified at an early stage. The silver medal's status will remain effective for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.
The EcoVadis rating agency was founded in 2007 and has become the world's leading provider of sustainability ratings, with an international network of more than 100,000 rated companies. The rating methodology is based on international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
Through measures such as investing in photovoltaic systems, the Optima Group has already reduced its climate footprint by 40% since 2009. A further package of measures will reduce this by an additional 25% by 2030.
"The jump from last year's bronze medal to this year’s silver medal shows that we are on track with our sustainability strategy,” said Dr. Stefan König, managing director, Optima. “We are looking to become outstanding across the board in the areas of environment, social responsibility, and corporate governance.”