Multinational plastic packaging producer RETAL has increased its EcoVadis score for the fifth consecutive year.
Retaining its coveted Silver level position and staying in the top tier of the manufacturing category, RETAL proves its vocal stance on creating and producing responsible PET, rPET and HDPE preforms, closures and films across its 12 production sites in nine countries.
Sustainability Director Emmanuel Duffaut explains that ‘maintaining means improving’ in the tightly monitored EcoVadis reporting structure, as quantifiable improvements are required year on year to even keep the same score.
The three points increase overall has been achieved thanks to continuous improvements across the business, notably a 10-point score increase in the Environment category. Duffaut explains, “I believe our excellent results in the Environment category comes from our ongoing climate change management focus with the submission of Science-Based Targets (SBTi) for greenhouse gas emissions and our detailed risk assessment according to TCFD guidelines. We’ve further boosted our action in the Ethics & Labour category too, which is illustrated by our anti-discrimination policy and company-wide, multi-language video training, as well as the external anti-corruption gap analysis according to ISO 37001.”
Duffaut concludes, “We are very proud that we have boosted our overall score from 60% last year to 63%, which puts us well on track for our goal of 65% to reach Gold by 2025. Every percentage increase represents major action and mitigation. It’s ambitious but we are determined; all our plants are dedicated to implementing every possible improvement at plant and group level when it comes to the sustainability of our business and caring for our employees and the environment.”
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