Sustainability success for Flint Group with improved EcoVadis rating

March 2023:  Leading global print consumables manufacturer, Flint Group, is celebrating continual improvement after its updated EcoVadis rating, which saw a seven-point increase over 2022. 

EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, with a global network of over 85,000 rated companies.

EcoVadis’ scoring takes an evidence-based approach to measuring the supply chain sustainability efforts of a given business. Flint Group has improved its Silver Level rating overall to 65 – raising up from 58, marking it as a business making significant sustainability advances. A key driver for the improved score is the considerable rise in the company’s Environmental category score from 50 to 70 points.

Steve Dryden, CEO of Flint Group, comments: “We are delighted to announce a seven-point increase to our EcoVadis score. The new score shows that our efforts are making an important difference and provides groundwork and direction for further improvement. As a business that leads the way in high-performance inks and coatings designed for circular economies, our actions must match our intentions for a more sustainable supply chain.”

Matthew Rowland-Jones, Sustainability Officer for Flint Group, noted: “Scoring highly on the EcoVadis audit requires a structured and proactive approach to sustainability. This means clear policies, tangible actions, comprehensive reporting, evidence, and measurable change. We have a clear plan to drive sustainability improvements and are confident we can achieve a Gold rating soon.”

Seeking to support its customers’ sustainability commitments, Flint Group employs a comprehensive framework focusing on critical environmental, social, and governance aspects of its business activities. Via its products and services, the company is focusing its impact across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

In addition, Flint Group is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, aligning the company’s operations with the UN’s universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Moreover, the company is focused on aligning with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Mr. Dryden adds: “Flint Group understands that label and package printers, along with brand owners, have significant sustainability commitments. Therefore, we are focused on being a reliable partner who will work with them to help them reach their sustainability goals.

“The latest score shows a consecutive year of improvement which is a testament to the hard work of our teams worldwide. We have a solid vision for our business to be recognised by customers, employees, and shareholders as one of the most sustainable companies in the printing and packaging industries.”

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