Silver Award Presented by EcoVadis in Time for Earth Day
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., April 20, 2016 /CNW/ -- SI Group, a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions, has received a silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility by EcoVadis, an international organization that provides sustainability ratings for global supply chains. SI Group was ranked among the top 13 percent of more than 25,000 worldwide companies assessed by EcoVadis.
EcoVadis' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scorecards rate suppliers' environmental, ethical, and social practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries. The EcoVadis methodology covers 21 individual criteria across four themes, including:
- fair labor practices;
- ethics and fair business practices; and
- supply chain.
The methodology is built on international corporate social responsibility standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United National Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 150 spend categories and 140 countries. For more information, visit www.ecovadis.com.
"Operating a sustainable and socially responsible organization is a long-term commitment," said Frank Bozich, President & CEO at SI Group. "Our collaboration with EcoVadis represents a vital component of our broader global sustainability efforts. We're honored to have received this rating, as this achievement both recognizes the investments we have made in systems that support our sustainability efforts, and also establishes a new baseline from which we will continue."
In addition to the EcoVadis rating, SI Group has been a member of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® program for over 25 years. Responsible Care® is a world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative aimed at improving the health and safety of employees, communities and the environment as a whole, moving the industry toward a safer and more sustainable future.
About SI Group
SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions that are critical to the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods. Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group is a family-owned company with over 2,700 employees worldwide. SI Group operates 20 manufacturing facilities on five continents with $1.6 billion in annual sales. SI Group is The Substance Inside. For more information, visit www.siigroup.com.
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