ANTWERP, Belgium — Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis announced that the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of the group has been recognized with the EcoVadis Gold rating. The company ranks in the top 1% of distributors assessed by this organization and obtained an Advanced rating for its CSR engagement. EcoVadis is an independent rating agency that provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains using a CSR assessment methodology that covers 180 purchasing categories, 150 countries, and 21 CSR indicators.

Company-wide, Azelis achieved a score of 68 points by EcoVadis, thereby obtaining an Advanced rating for its CSR engagement. This score is an eight-point increase from the 60 points achieved in 2017. Improvement came from all four categories: business practices, labor practices, environment and sustainable procurement. Azelis is now in the top 1% of distributors assessed by EcoVadis and top 2% of suppliers in all categories.

Dr. Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis CEO, commented, “Azelis is committed to working with its partners to create value and grow together in a sustainable way. As a global business, with operations across America, Asia Pacific and EMEA, Azelis takes its responsibilities very seriously, always looking for new ways to make a positive impact on society and minimize its footprint, whilst delivering the best possible products and services. A positive rating from EcoVadis is not only essential to us but also to our partners who often expect an independent and external review of our CSR performance. The EcoVadis Gold rating further encourages us to be a transparent and sustainable partner for our employees, customers and suppliers. This fantastic score for our CSR performance is yet another proof of how we strive for excellence in all we undertake and how the passion and dedication of the Azelis community makes us stand out.”