The word sustainability is on everyone’s lips – and it’s also a central issue at UNGER Germany GmbH. The company takes responsibility for the environment and the society in which it operates, ceaselessly working to anchor sustainability even more firmly in its processes. Now the manufacturer of high-quality cleaning and care tools has again been recognised for its efforts: the independent rating agency EcoVadis has awarded UNGER its silver sustainability certificate.
Every single step towards environmental protection brings UNGER closer to its goal. And this year, UNGER has taken another decisive step forward to position itself as an even more sustainable company. “We strive continuously to contribute to sustainable business practices, social commitment and a more responsible use of natural resources”, says Jochen Wagener, Vice President of Marketing at UNGER. “Our whole team is extremely proud of the silver certificate from EcoVadis, as it shows recognition of our efforts”.
UNGER has chosen EcoVadis as a partner on our journey towards becoming a greener company for several reasons: not only does EcoVadis rate companies, it also provides a platform for exchange, creates universal scorecards and provides benchmarks and tools for improving performance in the area of sustainability. EcoVadis is one of the world’s largest sustainability rating agencies, working with over 65,000 companies from more than 200 industries and 160 countries worldwide. The agency applies procedures which help companies to better manage and communicate their sustainability performance in very clear, trackable ways. As part of the process, it uses a rating system to illustrate the extent to which companies have succeeded in integrating their sustainability principles and goals into their business processes.
“Our improvement from bronze to silver shows that our efforts are bearing fruit”, says Jochen Wagener, describing the importance of the EcoVadis certificate for UNGER. “That said, it’s just a milestone. We are not resting on our laurels – we are going to keep challenging ourselves to keep improving and becoming more sustainable.”