Barentz North America Receives Gold Level 2022 EcoVadis Sustainability Rating for ESG Program
February 23, 2022
Barentz North America, a leading distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals across North America, is proud to announce that it has been granted Gold Level recognition from EcoVadis for its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Barentz North America has received EcoVadis certification for its leading ESG program.
Through the comprehensive EcoVadis CSR assessment, Barentz North America was rated on 21 CSR indicators within Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement categories. After being evaluated on how well these CSR principals are integrated into its ISO certification and NACD Responsible Distribution practices, as well as its corporate policies and practices, Barentz North America was presented with a Gold Level recognition, placing it in the top 93rd percentile of all globally rated ESG programs.
EcoVadis' mission is to make sustainability performance measurable, to make transparency a scalable and efficient process for both suppliers and customers, and to facilitate continuous improvement and innovation. The methodology for rating companies is built on the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, which covers 198 spend categories and 155 countries.
"The EcoVadis review is an important independent third-party assessment of our Environmental, Social and Governance program" Scott Simmons, Global Director of ESG, said. "We are extremely proud to be again recognized by EcoVadis for our efforts in these areas. We take our responsibilities to our customers, communities, and employees seriously. The continued recognition from EcoVadis demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ESG. We look forward to continuing to grow our ESG programs in 2022 and beyond."
About Barentz North America
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of €1.85 billion, the company employs around 1,750 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz-na.com