Nippon Gases, the European company of Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation, has been awarded the platinum medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ranking. This recognition underscores Nippon Gases' unwavering dedication to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After two consecutive years of securing the gold medal, the company has ascended to the rating’s highest recognition.
EcoVadis, a renowned authority that rates businesses' sustainability, evaluates companies across four key areas: Environment, Ethics, Human and Labour Rights, and Sustainable Procurement. Over this fiscal year, Nippon Gases has significantly improved vital areas, particularly in Labour and Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement, while keeping the highest Environment and Climate Change score. These advancements have positioned Nippon Gases among the top 1% of companies within its industry category.
This exceptional achievement reflects Nippon Gases' commitment to enacting positive change in areas including climate action, diversity and inclusion, employee well-being (with an emphasis on safety as the top priority), as well as ethical and human rights.
Joaquin González-Blas, Energy & Sustainability Director Europe, said, "This medal represents the daily dedication and unwavering commitment to sustainability, a top priority for us. Achieving the highest rating in the Sustainability Ranking only fuels our motivation towards the common goal of a more sustainable future."
Elevating Nippon Gases to platinum status demonstrates the company's commitment to continuous improvement, playing a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future for all.
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).