We’ve been awarded EcoVadis GOLD Rating!
At Ferrer, how we go about our work is just as important as what we do. It is our way of approaching the world and doing business, represented by the "for good" that accompanies our logo.
Today, we are celebrating achieving EcoVadis gold rating for our sustainability practices, placing us among the 7% of pharmaceutical companies that have received this rating.
EcoVadis aims to create an ecosystem of relationships between companies that are globally evaluated for sustainability and are committed to continuous improvement. It also provides a space where companies can improve their relationships with each other and promote the collective commitment that is needed.
The EcoVadis rating covers a wide range of non-financial management systems, including environmental impact, labor practices and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Every company is evaluated on material aspects related to the size, location and sector of the company.
We have been working with EcoVadis for two years to evaluate our suppliers in terms of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance). "Belonging to EcoVadis allows us to extend the impact to our entire supply chain and recognizes us as a company committed to society and the environment," explains Cristina Ruscalleda, Procurement Director in Ferrer.
The areas that have been given an advanced level are labor practices, human rights and the environment. Our GreatWork! model, the implementation of projects such as diversity and inclusion and the formalization of various procedures have also been recognized by EcoVadis, as well as our commitment to climate strategy and environmental management. The ethics and supply chain categories have also received a positive evaluation.
In addition to Ferrer's strengths, which EcoVadis has evaluated very positively, areas for improvement have also been identified that will serve as a lever for us to continue growing and perfecting our ESG practices.
"As a B Corp company, we are very aware of the social and environmental challenges of our society and the responsibility we have as a company. Thanks to tools like EcoVadis, we take a step further in our clear environmental and social commitment, both in the impact we generate and in the relationships with our stakeholders. This result encourages us to continue with our work," explains Marta Anglada, Head of Sustainability in Ferrer.