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DKSH France Receives Platinum EcoVadis Certification for the Second Year for its Commitment to Sustainability

DKSH France Receives Platinum EcoVadis Certification for the Second Year for its Commitment to Sustainability

DKSH France has been awarded with the Platinum EcoVadis Certification for their commitment to sustainability. With a score of 80 points, DKSH France ranks among the top 1% of of the best-rated companies in France, proving that sustainable development is an integral part of DKSH’s mindset and strategy.

Miribel, France, November 9, 2023 – DKSH France, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients for the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, has been recognized with the platinum medal from the sustainability rating agency EcoVadis for the second time. According to their independent assessment method, DKSH France ranks within the top 1 percent of the best-rated companies in France for their ethical practices as well as social and environmental performance. EcoVadis’ methodology rates companies according to different sustainability criteria divided into the four principal areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics as well as sustainable procurement.

The recognition awards the results of the company's actions over several years to advance business practices in line with sustainability, one of DKSH Group's core corporate values. The company's strategy is based on four fundamental pillars: employee development, sustainable supply chains, carbon neutrality and positive local impact.

DKSH France has scored the Platinum award this year by taking additional actions including:

  • Implementation of additional policies and measures applicable at local level
  • Adhesion to UN Global Compact at Group level (learn more)
  • Deployment of a system for rating our suppliers on their environmental and social practices (learn more)
  • Actions to raise people awareness of energy saving and climate actions

Marie-Paule Guay, Manager, Sustainability France, in charge of sustainable development projects for DKSH France, said: “This year we have expanded our CSR team which has enabled us further improve our actions and work in depth on environmental and supply chain topics in synergy with the sustainable development teams at a Group level.”

Jean-Dominique Foulon, Managing Director of DKSH France, commented: “We are honored to be awarded, for the second time, with the platinum rating by EcoVadis. This recognition demonstr ates our commitment to sustainable development on multiple levels and highlights the valuable work and actions implemented over several years now by our team, in close collaboration with our partners and customers who help us progress daily.”

Irene Davalos, Director Digital and Sustainability at DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials added: “DKSH France serves as an inspiration for the rest of DKSH, setting the path for the entire company as we continue our mission to lead by example in building a more sustainable future.”

Find out more about sustainable development at DKSH click here.