Nippon Gases, the European company of Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation, your strategic partner for industrial and medical gases, has been awarded a Gold Medal in recognition of its sustainability efforts by EcoVadis, a global sustainability rating agency.
The gold status reached by Nippon Gases places the company in the top 5% of companies in its industry category with an overall score of 68 points.
“A gold medal in such a well-known and prestigious ranking is an external recognition to our efforts and also responds to a need that was increasingly being requested by our customers: proof that we are committed to the environment and that we invest on making life better every day” said Iñaki Uriarte , Director Sustainability and HSEQ Europe.
This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ranking evaluates the company's performance in four key areas: Environment, Ethics, Human and Labor Rights and Sustainable Procurement. The recognition of Nippon Gases’ performance is the result of the company's commitment to take actions that have a positive impact in areas such as climate change, employee health and safety - Nippon Gases' number 1 priority -, inclusion and diversity as well as other aspects such as ethics and human rights.
This recognition from EcoVadis validates Nippon Gases' sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts during this fiscal year. With their support and suggestions, the company will keep improving and working on its compromise with the environment and the planet.
To learn more about Nippon Gases’ long-term sustainability commitment, visit nippongases.com or download our sustainability report at nippongases.com/sustainability-report.
EcoVadis is a leading provider of sustainability ratings and intelligence, creating a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies and helping companies improve their CSR performance. EcoVadis' methodology certifies companies' commitment to sustainable development through the analysis of four main areas: Environment, Ethics, Human and Labor Rights and Sustainable Procurement. This rating is also based on international sustainable development standards, such as the United Nations Global Compact, ISO 26000 or the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
About Nippon Gases
Nippon Gases, one of the leading industrial and medical gases companies in Europe, is part of the Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation, which has over 100 years of experience and also boasts a major presence in Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and Canada, operating in 29 countries with more than 19,000 employees around the world. Our presence in Europe positions us as a leading company with over 3,000 employees of which 27% are women, operating today in 13 countries and serving more than 150,000 customers. Safety, priority number one in our company, is constantly improving due to the search for risk factors and behaviors, and the observance of our safety principles by all our employees. Nippon Gases commitment to our customers, employees and associates and to the communities in which we operate is a reflection of our dedication to the environment and to sustainability. Together, we are “The Gas Professionals” and we all have the same goal: “Making life better through gas technology”.