RWS Wins EcoVadis Silver for Sustainability

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RWS, a globally renowned provider of technology-driven language, content, and intellectual property solutions, proudly announces the recognition of its sustainability endeavours with the prestigious EcoVadis silver medal.

EcoVadis, a globally trusted entity for business sustainability ratings with a vast network of over 1,00,000 rated companies, bestowed this honour upon RWS in acknowledgement of its outstanding achievements over the past year.

The silver medal distinction is reserved for the top quartile of companies participating in EcoVadis's global programme. RWS demonstrated exceptional progress, securing an impressive overall score of 66/100, reflecting a noteworthy three-point improvement from the previous year. This accomplishment positions RWS among the top 9% of companies in the 'Other professional, scientific, and technical activities' industry category.

EcoVadis specifically highlighted 111 strengths in RWS's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programme for the year, encompassing various aspects such as a robust policy addressing major environmental concerns, endorsement of initiatives like the United Nations Global Compact and Science Based Targets, and a comprehensive labour and human rights policy covering diversity, equity, inclusion, career management, training, social dialogue, working conditions, and employee health and safety.

RWS's commitment to ethics was underscored by comprehensive policies addressing various ethical concerns, along with robust reporting mechanisms for employee grievances and incident response procedures for managing breaches of confidential information. Additionally, the company showcased its dedication to sustainable procurement through comprehensive policies considering both social and environmental factors.

Carla Matthews, Head of Sustainability and ESG at RWS, expressed pride in receiving EcoVadis's recognition, emphasising that it validates the company's strategic focus on continual improvement. She emphasised RWS's serious commitment to its role as a vital component of the global and sustainable supply chain, expressing eagerness to share the success achieved in this realm with clients worldwide.

Since its establishment in 2007, EcoVadis has evolved into the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Offering a unified platform, universal scorecards, benchmarks, and performance improvement tools, EcoVadis empowers its clients to measure the impact of their sustainability programs effectively.

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Source: RWS


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