INX International UK gains EcoVadis Silver Sustainability Medal

INX International UK, a subsidiary of INX International, was recently awarded with a Silver medal for a Sustainability assessment conducted by EcoVadis. Recipients of this medal are recognised being among the top 25% of suppliers rated by the organisation.

The assessment provides objective ratings for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of a supplier’s performance. It focused on four themes: Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement, and was evaluated according to industry, country, and company size by international experts.

“We understand the importance of developing a clear CSR strategy as a forward thinking and socially accountable business. Central to this was the use of EcoVadis as an established and recognised framework,” acknowledged Elizabeth Smith, QHSE manager for INX International UK. “It provides INX and our stakeholders with independent validation of our achievements and what we have implemented. More importantly, it provides a clear feedback report which identifies areas to drive future improvement.”

Founded in 2007, EcoVadis has become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. It has created a global network to assess the sustainability of over 100,000 rated companies, from more than 200 industry categories in over 175 countries.

The organisation’s mission is to provide reliable sustainability ratings enabling all companies to reduce risk, drive improvement, and accelerate positive impact on the planet and society. The EcoVadis website also indicates research shows that 85% of consumers are more likely to buy from a company with a reputation for sustainability.

This aligns with the commitment INX and parent company, SAKATA INX Group, have devoted to sustainability for two decades. In 2020, a Coloring a Safe and Sustainable Future (CSSF) model was introduced to help brand owners, converters, printers and others involved in the packaging industry better understand INX’s sustainability position and future views. In the same year INX Europe joined CEFLEX, the European-based flexible packaging consortium that promotes a circular economy through sustainability practices.

“Delivering innovative, safe and sustainable solutions that enhance the customer experience is our top priority,” said Renee Schouten, INX vice president of marketing. “We want consumers, brand owners and customers to feel confident in their product choices. That’s why our products are developed to have minimal impact on the environment without sacrificing machine, processing and end-use performance. To assure minimal impact, we strive to use renewable, natural-based raw materials from ethical and sustainably managed sources for our products.”

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