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Impact retains EcoVadis gold rating for sustainability practices

Impact retains EcoVadis gold rating for sustainability practices
Published: June 22, 2023
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Impact’s sustainability performance for 2023 ranks among the top 5% of companies independently assessed by EcoVadis.

  • Impact has retained gold in EcoVadis’ sustainability ratings for the fifth year.
  • Impact’s score of 71% places us among the top 5% of companies in our range of industries globally.
  • EcoVadis' independent assessment is measured through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings.
  • Impact's 2023 gold rating is valid for 12 months until June 2024.

Embedding sustainability principles

Retaining our gold rating recognises Impact’s continuous efforts to embed sustainability principles more deeply throughout our organisation, our communities and those we work with. The independent assessment measures how well we have integrated the principles of sustainability into our business and management systems. EcoVadis focus on four key areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement – and our results around labour and human rights are weighted due to the nature of our work.

"Business must be a force for good"

“The debate around whether it is possible to operate sustainably whilst making a profit has been won. However progress is painfully slow, and it’s become increasingly obvious that it is no longer enough to simply not do any further harm. Instead of perceiving the natural world as a store of resources, we must understand it as a series of interconnected living networks. Instead of thinking of people on the other side of the world as external to us, we must acknowledge that we are implicated in their lives, as well as in those closer to home. And instead of imagining employees as cogs in a machine, we must recognise them as human beings whose wellbeing is paramount to an organisation’s success.

Business is one of the most powerful forces for shaping, influencing, and catalysing change. It can and must be a force for good. Our purpose has never been more felt, our journey is never-ending and our passion for positive change is stronger than ever. The EcoVadis assessment is hugely important to me, to Impact and to those we interact with. Gold rating is great, we are now striving for platinum.”

David Williams, founder and CEO, Impact

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Their sustainability assessment methodology uses scorecards and performance improvement tools to measure how well a company has integrated sustainability/CSR principles into their business and management system. As the world’s only universal sustainability ratings provider, EcoVadis has rated over 100,000 companies in 175+ countries and across 200+ industries. Their methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.

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