Kraton Corporation, a global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value, bio-based products, recently announced that it achieved a platinum rating for its sustainability management system from EcoVadis.
“We are proud to be awarded the platinum rating by EcoVadis, in recognition of our overall performance as a responsible and sustainable business,” said Marcello Boldrini, Kraton’s senior VP and chief sustainability officer.
Kraton’s polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, sealants and lubricants, as well as other consumer, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, and roofing products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company’s pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction, and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into additional markets.
“This acknowledgment highlights Kraton’s ongoing commitment and dedication to sustainability throughout our company as we work to address evolving market needs by providing products and technologies that advance the bio economy, and enable the circular economy,” added Boldrini.
The Platinum rating is the highest distinction in the EcoVadis supplier sustainability rating structure. This rating puts Kraton in the top one percent of all companies evaluated in its sector. EcoVadis is a global provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence, and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. The EcoVadis platform and sustainability scorecards provide insight into environmental, social, and ethical risks across more than 200 purchasing categories and 190 countries.
With more than 75,000 companies assessed, EcoVadis is one of the industry reference platforms for evaluating how an organization has integrated the principles of sustainability/CSR into its business and management system.
Their methodology provides a single framework to evaluate, collaborate, and improve sustainability performance to protect brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth.