Sustainability is a definition we hear and use a lot. For me it means that we use less raw materials with equal functionality. In other words; use less oil and still have a matching packaging.
On the level of my relations, there is another kind of sustainability. There we also have environment, working conditions, fair trade and sustainable sourcing.
Can I look myself in the eye when I stop working? Without shaming myself for what I have done.
Luckely I am not the only person thinking in this way, proves the organisation Ecovadis.
Companies as AkzoNobel, Verizon, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nokia, L’Oréal, Bayer, Alcatel-Lucent, ING Bank, Air France-KLM, Centrica / British Gas, BASF, Merck are together with another 20.000 companies partner of Ecovadis.
Ecovadis monitors these organisations in the area of many CSR indicators. Herewith can be proved if these companies are a reliable partner.
The customer does not have to doubt my beautiful brown eyes. No, they get a confirmation, because also Ecovadis has examined/approved the activities of Oerlemans Plastics.
Written by Jan Wessemius