MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany - The global chemical company Oxea has been awarded Gold status for its sustainable entrepreneurship by the independent rating agency EcoVadis. Oxea has improved by one notch over the previous year and is now among the top 15% of all evaluated companies in its peer group. EcoVadis assesses the sustainability performance of companies in four categories:  environment, social affairs, ethics and sustainable supply chain.

"We are proud that the independent experts at EcoVadis have acknowledged our commitment. The new Gold status is, among other things, a clear message to our customers who attach importance to sustainability aspects when selecting their business partners. The certification of our European sites to ISO 50001 and the certification of our U.S. sites to ISO 14001 were two major milestones for us," said Dr. Ina Werxhausen, Sustainability Manager at Oxea.

Despite the excellent result, Oxea's goal is to continue to develop further. "In the area of sustainable procurement, for example, we have included new criteria on social aspects in our supplier assessment in Europe. We will continue to actively promote these topics. The dialogue with our stakeholders is important to us, as it shows us how we can continuously improve," Werxhausen added.

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