HELSINKI — Teknos has been granted the EcoVadis gold medal for its sustainability performance in 2021. This places Teknos within the top 5% of companies rated by EcoVadis across the globe. Over 90,000 companies in over 160 countries have been assessed on the EcoVadis platform.

In EcoVadis companies are assessed based on four categories: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Teknos performed best in the Environmental category with a score of 80/100 and reached a good level in the Labor and Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement categories.

Teknos reports that sustainability is a cornerstone of its strategy, and the company aims for being the most sustainable coatings solutions provider in the industry. In the past few years the company has invested heavily in developing its sustainability practices. 

Paula Salastie, CEO and Owner of Teknos Group, commented, “We are pleased that our persistent work in developing our operations and products to be more sustainable has been recognized with the EcoVadis gold medal. To be included in the top 5% of all companies is a great milestone for us and proves our strong commitment towards sustainability for our external and internal stakeholders. Being able to improve from bronze to gold level within just a few years is a significant step forward and shows us that our direction is right. At the same time, this recognition will also inspire us to aim even higher.” 

In its sustainability program Teknos will continue to focus on mitigating climate impact, ensuring safety and well-being of its personnel and other stakeholders and finding sustainable solutions to tackle raw material scarcity not only in procurement, but also with life cycle thinking. Participation in EcoVadis also allows for transparency to the whole value chain as it enables Teknos customers to monitor Teknos’ sustainability performance and manage sustainability risks.

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