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The technical fabrics manufacturer proves its commitment to sustainable development for the third consecutive year.
Charleston, South Carolina, October 09th, 2023: AstenJohnson, technical fabrics manufacturer, has been awarded the "Bronze" Medal for the third consecutive year by the EcoVadis rating agency, specialized in assessing environmental performance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
EcoVadis evaluates more than 75,000 companies on their environmental performance based on 21 indicators divided into four categories: environment, labor & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The evaluation method, which is based on international standards such as ISO 26000 and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), analyzes the policies in place as well as the actions taken, and the results obtained.
The bronze medal indicates AstenJohnson is in the top 50% of all rated companies, with the most advanced CSR approaches.
Since 2020, AstenJohnson has increased its commitment to sustainable development and has implemented several initiatives. The continuous efforts of AJ’s associates and partners brought AstenJohnson to a higher level of sustainability. The increased communication between the regions and AstenJohnson sites allow for best practices sharing. “With EcoVadis criteria strengthening every year, we are proud of our continuous and sustainable results,” explains Anaëlle Roemans, Global Sustainability Manager. In 2023, AstenJohnson has made progress in its reporting practices, which has been recognized by EcoVadis.
With sustainability as a core value, AstenJohnson pledged to manage its environmental footprint, protect its workers, and conduct business in a manner that protects the future. “Environmental and social initiatives are at the center of our day-to-day work,” says Kevin Frank, CEO & president of AstenJohnson. AstenJohnson understands that the private sector plays a fundamental role in addressing sustainability challenges. As such, AstenJohnson continues to support the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations, as well as the UN Global Compact principles, and uses them as guidelines to continue its CSR development.
AstenJohnson is committed to providing the best to its associates and its community by using the CSR approach. Earning the bronze medal is recognition of the company’s continuous progress thus far and motivates all associates to continue to act in the present while thinking about the future.
Learn more about AstenJohnson's commitment to sustainability and CSR at the website dedicated to the company's sustainability initiatives: https://ajsustain.report