It gives me and my fellow board members great satisfaction to see how RETAL kept our commitment to continuously improve our CSR performance in 2020, despite the challenges which the COVID-19 pandemic brought us all.
This difficult year required us to focus our efforts and resources in quickly adapting to a new reality of remote working and additional sanitary measures in order to maintain the efficient running of our operations, while guaranteeing the health and well-being of our employees and stakeholders.
Despite this new reality adding fluctuation in demand and market unpredictability, our commitment to develop our business sustainably never faltered, and indeed, was reinforced. Although we had to postpone some actions, RETAL continued to implement our CSR agenda in order to meet our – and your – high expectations in this crucial field.
We are pleased to report that we achieved great progress on all our set CSR goals for 2020, with our continued actions reflected in a significant increase in our EcoVadis rating for the second year running, as well as maintaining our B score in the CDP climate change survey.
This represents another steppingstone on our journey, and I am proud to see our ambitious next steps and future goals clearly defined here in our 2020 Sustainability Report. From setting science-based targets for our GHG emissions reduction, to further integrating CSR in our purchase decisions, and implementing our human rights policy, RETAL keeps moving forward to reach the highest standards of CSR performance to be a partner of choice for all our stakeholders.