Ingredient distributor Acme-Hardesty (Blue Bell, PA) has earned a Silver Medal from EcoVadis, a global provider of business sustainability ratings, as of Sept. 28, 2023. This is the third consecutive year that the company has been recognized by EcoVadis for its outstanding performance in environmental, social, and ethical aspects. This is also the first time that Acme-Hardesty has reached the Silver level, which places it among the 85th percentile of companies assessed by EcoVadis.
“Scoring Ecovadis Silver is a commendable achievement, reflecting our commitment to sustainability. It’s a milestone we should celebrate, but it’s also essential to recognize that this is just the beginning of Acme-Hardesty’s sustainability journey,” said Emi Katoh, Acme-Hardesty’s lead sustainability manager. “As a forward-thinking organization, we understand that our responsibility extends beyond simply earning accolades and must extend into a broader and more profound commitment to sustainable practices. In the world we live in today, where market forces often prioritize price and short-term gains, it’s imperative that we recognize the importance of sustainability as a driving force for our business. Sustainability isn’t just a trendy buzzword; it’s a strategic imperative that shapes Acme-Hardesty’s long-term viability, resilience and competitiveness.”
EcoVadis is the global standard for business sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis assessment evaluates 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. More than 85,000 companies globally have been rated by EcoVadis.
“Sustainability is a collective endeavor that extends beyond the boundaries of a single company,” said Ravi Shaheed, vice president—global sourcing, Acme-Hardesty. “We understand that achieving sustainability is not just our responsibility alone; it’s a shared commitment that involves every participant in our supply chain. While Acme-Hardesty is proud of the progress we’ve made, our journey towards sustainability doesn’t end here. Instead, we’re forging ahead in partnership with our suppliers and collaborators to shape a brighter and more sustainable future, one that will benefit generations to come.”
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