Following an audit by the independent platform EcoVadis, Nowy Styl Group received a silver medal for its sustainability activities. The company’s result places it among the top 19% of the audited businesses.
EcoVadis has been working to reduce risks and support innovation in sustainable purchasing since 2007, which makes it the most trusted auditor in that area. The company combines experience with advanced technology and a comprehensive service solution, aiming to bring significant changes to supply chains around the world. To date, more than 25,000 organisations have been audited, and EcoVadis solutions are used by the world's largest companies every day.
EcoVadis provides detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks. In its assessment, it uses a total of 21 criteria broken down into four sectors:
employment and human rights
The criteria used are based on international sustainability standards, such as: UN Global Compact, GRI and the ISO 26000 standard.
Our CSR efforts have become well visible and are winning more and more recognition. The EcoVadis silver medal, however, is absolutely special. It helps potential customers evaluate a company’s CSR policies based on transparent verification rules, and check if the company is following the best industry practices.
Nowy Styl Group is among the top 19% of all audited companies, which gives it an above-average EcoVadis score. Our approach to CSR management has been assessed as structured and proactive. This means that EcoVadis evaluation team sees Nowy Styl as a trustworthy partner.
– We are happy with the silver medal, but we’re not going to sit back complacently. Our action plan includes, in the first place, the aspects that were rated lower than the others in the survey. Going for gold is one thing, but we also want our organisation to have better environmental and social management. Therefore, with continuous development in mind, we strive to improve our performance and obtain an even higher EcoVadis award – comments Barbara Kokoszka-Bugla, Brand and CSR Strategy Coordinator at Nowy Styl Group.
Every two years, the company issues CSR Code Sustainability Report, a publication devoted entirely to social responsibility as an aspect of its development. The Report presents the company’s strategic objectives and the results of its past commitments. Publication of the next edition of the Report is planned for mid-2020.