HA-International Awarded EcoVadis Silver Medal

The result of the renewed evaluation of HA GmbH (group level) by EcoVadis is available.

Once again, HA was awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis in recognition of its sustainability performance. This places HA GmbH (group level) among the top 16% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the corresponding industry risk profile with its key sustainability topics.

The EcoVadis ratings focus on 21 criteria, which are divided into four topics (environment, labour and human rights, ethics, sustainable procurement). The 21 questions or criteria are based on international sustainability standards such as the UN Global Compact Principles, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard. As the questionnaire is adapted according to industry, company size and location, not all 21 criteria are activated for every company and some criteria are given a higher priority than others.

Result of the 2022 rating of HA GmbH (group level)

For the third time, HA faced the rating of its sustainability performance by EcoVadis - one of the largest providers of sustainability ratings for companies within global supply chains. In a joint effort of the different departments and with the valuable support of all national subsidiaries, it was possible to improve the result from 2021 regarding the points score again and thus to confirm the EcoVadis silver medal. A big thank you to all those involved for their commitment.

Increasing requirements are an encouragement

Over the course of the ratings, a constant rising tendency can be seen in the EcoVadis rating results for HA. This is also necessary as the requirements for the award of EcoVadis medals are constantly increasing: With the score from 2021, HA would only have received a bronze medal this year.

Ultimately, however, this evaluation routine is only a tool that helps not to lose sight of the actual goal - improving the sustainability performance of the HA Group. In doing so, it is important to consider all dimensions of sustainability: Ecology, Economy and Social. This year's good result is also an motivation to improve again in the next rating.