After the ALPLA Group achieved Silver in 2019 and Gold in 2020, EcoVadis has awarded the company its Platinum status for sustainability for the first time in 2021. ALPLA – a global manufacturer of plastic packaging and recycling specialist – is therefore among the top 1 percent of all 75,000 companies evaluated.
Each year, 75,000 companies in 200 fields of business and 160 different countries carry out the self-assessment from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Major global companies, including many of ALPLA’s customers, use EcoVadis ratings to gauge the sustainability and responsibility of their suppliers and ensure that they apply high ethical and environmental standards.
The ratings define how socially ethical a company is in four fields called environment, sustainable procurement, ethics and labour and human rights. Health and safety also play an important role in them. A total of 21 different criteria are assessed within these four main themes.
ALPLA has been using EcoVadis for a number of years and has continuously improved its ratings over time. This year, the ALPLA Group has achieved 73 out of a possible 100 points, making it one of the best (the top 1 percent) of all participating companies that use EcoVadis to rate their corporate social responsibility. EcoVadis awarded ALPLA Platinum status for this. ALPLA achieved Gold status last year and Silver status two years ago, documenting the enormous improvement made in recent years.
The rating is another milestone in ALPLA’s activities in sustainability management. The company will be expanding them even further in the future. Rogelio De la Rosa, Head of Corporate Health, Safety & Environment, adds: ‘We are delighted that EcoVadis has rewarded us with its Platinum status for our extensive commitment at all levels of sustainability management.’