The Swiss company Georg Utz AG, headquartered in Bremgarten, was honoured on 14.03.2019 for its responsible and sustainable actions.
Participating for the first time and awarded the silver level of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating platform EcoVadis, Georg Utz AG is now directly positioned among the top 30 percent of the rated companies. Georg Utz AG is the leading developer and manufacturer of plastic containers, pallets and technical parts for modern recycling logistics. Since its foundation in Switzerland in 1947, the company has grown into an international group of companies with 8 locations on 3 continents.
According to an Utz spokesperson, the company's commitment to CSR includes the use of green hydroelectric power, the recycling of returned products, production with innovative technologies and comprehensive employee training in occupational safety, ethics and corporate policy.
International companies are increasingly expected not only to assume responsibility for their business activities, but also to manage their supply chain in a sustainable and verifiable manner. EcoVadis operates an independent platform that provides CSR ratings for global supply chains. The analysis system covers 21 environmental, social, ethical and sustainable procurement criteria. EcoVadis is used by more than 50,000 companies in over 150 countries. Sustainability and responsible action are growing in significance across the globe. Customers and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in information on the environment, business ethics and corporate governance. The gratifying award confirms the importance that Georg Utz AG attaches to long-term, responsible action with regard to natural resources, business partners and employees.