Ecolean placed in top 1% globally in sustainability, by EcoVadis

Press releases - Friday, March 5, 2021

For the second year, Ecolean’s sustainability performance has been assessed by global sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis, which evaluates over 75,000 companies from over 200 industries. Ecolean has been awarded the Platinum EcoVadis medal, placing the company’s sustainability work in the top 1 percent of companies globally in 2021.

A proven world-class approach to sustainability

“Obtaining the Platinum EcoVadis medal is solid proof that our approach to sustainability is on a very high level, even world class, which further confirms that we are on the right path. Sustainability has always been a cornerstone in our strategy, and was actually the reason why our company was founded, based on the idea of using a minimal amount of raw material to produce lightweight packaging solutions in a whole new way,” says Peter L Nilsson, CEO, Ecolean Group.

“This is something I know customers appreciate. The world’s largest producers within food, dairy and beverages, place great demands on packaging suppliers regarding sustainability and I am very proud that Ecolean has been confirmed as one of the top-rated packaging companies in terms of sustainability globally,” says Anna Palminger, Sustainability Director, Ecolean Group.

Further improving sustainability performance in 2021 and beyond

As a progressive and innovative company, Ecolean wants to continuously improve, to meet new consumer and customer demands, and at the same time have minimal impact on the planet. The EcoVadis assessment gives companies an indication of which areas of their sustainability work are strong and where they can be further improved. Since EcoVadis is an independent and trusted provider of sustainability ratings, used by many companies within the packaging industry, it also provides a useful comparison.

In 2021, Ecolean improved its results from Gold to the highest Platinum rating. Ecolean’s high score is based on the company’s strategic and systematic work with clear objectives within areas such as the environment, governance and social aspects – as well as through the monitoring and transparent reporting of sustainability data of its lightweight packages and filling machines.

“The EcoVadis assessments are also a good way of helping us to point out what we can do better. For example, one way to further improve our sustainability performance going forward, is to work with suppliers to set standards and use green procurement methods in our supply chain, which is something that we have started and will deepen in the coming years,” concludes Palminger.

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is an independent provider of business sustainability ratings, which evaluates companies’ sustainability work in global supply chains annually. The assessment focuses on four key areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis uses international standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the UN Global Compact.

Read more about EcoVadis.


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Peter L Nilsson, CEO Ecolean Group         

Anna Palminger, Sustainability Director Ecolean Group

About Ecolean

Ecolean develops and manufactures innovative packaging systems for the beverage, dairy and liquid food industry. Ecolean’s modern lightweight packaging solutions and resource-efficient filling lines offer both customer and consumer convenience and environmental responsibility. Ecolean is a global company with its headquarters in Sweden. Established in 1996, the company has commercial activities in over 30 countries, with China, Pakistan, Russia and Europe being its largest markets. Ecolean has close to 500 employees.

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