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AstenJohnson receives the Bronze EcoVadis Medal for their commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
Charleston, July 5, 2021
AstenJohnson, one of the world's leading supplier to the paper industry, has been awarded the "Bronze" Medal for the first time 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 global companies in the same industry, with the most advanced CSR approaches, according to EcoVadis recognition levels.
Sustainability is a core value at the heart of AstenJohnson’s business. The company's sustainability mission statement is: "We are committed to a sustainable future by caring about our environmental, social and economic impact through collaboration with partners along our value chain.” AstenJohnson supports the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations and uses them as guidelines to continue its CSR development. CEO and President Kevin Frank says, “Moving toward sustainability presents challenges but most of all, opportunities. Sustainability is an exciting way to work together with customers and suppliers to drive continuous growth through increased cooperation and partnerships."
AstenJohnson has set ambitious goals and adopted best practices, recognized by EcoVadis, in the areas of circularity, carbon reduction, sustainable procurement, non-discrimination, ethics and diversity.
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 progress thus far, and motivates all associates to continue to act in the present while thinking about the future. As CEO Kevin Frank affirms, "Together we can continue to innovate for the benefit of our customers, our planet and ourselves!"
Learn more about AstenJohnson's commitment to sustainability and CSR at the website dedicated to the company's sustainability initiatives: https://ajsustain.report
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AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer of pulp & paper machine clothing, advanced and filtration fabrics, filaments, and nonwoven fabrics for filtration, automotive, cured-in-place piping and composites. The company has manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, with corporate headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. AstenJohnson emphasizes quality in its innovative products and builds long-term relationships with its customers, associates, suppliers and communities based on five values: Safety, Excellence, Integrity, People, and Sustainability. Together, these values contribute to customer satisfaction.