EcoVadis Platinum is only given to the top 1% of the 75,000 companies assessed from all over the world. Holmen Paper’s both mills, Braviken and Hallsta, have ranked in the highest category every year since Holmen started participating in the audit.
In 2020, EcoVadis introduced Platinum as a category above Gold, and Holmen Paper’s mills received Platinum straight away. In the 2021 assessment, Holmen Paper was again awarded the Platinum medal for remarkably good environmental, social, and ethical performance.
EcoVadis is a global provider of business sustainability ratings. They provide tools and intelligence for companies who want to monitor and improve within sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Since the organisation was established in 2007, EcoVadis has grown steadily, using independent international experts to assess defined criteria from companies participating in the audit.
EcoVadis' methodology is aligned with international standards. Their assessment tool is universal, so it can be used to compare companies within defined sectors, but also to show how different sectors or geographical areas compare to each other. Most importantly, EcoVadis provides an independent rating of the supplier, that facilitates and supports buying decisions.
Holmen Paper's vision is to be the most sustainable supplier of paper – today and tomorrow.
“Our customers expect an independent sustainability assessment from a supplier of our size", says Linda Magnusson, sustainability manager at Holmen Paper.
As many as 91% of the world’s companies take sustainability criteria into account in purchasing decisions, according to HEC Sustainable Procurement Benchmark.
"Our rank in the top 1% in EcoVadis is a quality stamp, showing that you can buy from us with confidence and a clean conscience. It proves that our long, well-structured improvement work has led to great results within all areas of sustainability. We have our operations under control, and we know this effort is shared throughout the whole organization", Linda Magnusson concludes. She underlines that the improvement work is constantly ongoing.
Submitting to an independent external analysis of the company’s sustainability is relevant in itself. But Holmen Paper also values getting a third-party view on how the company makes progress in comparison to global sustainability development. Working sustainably includes being able to act early on topics and issues that are on their way to become more relevant for the future.