This places Brenntag among the top 1% of companies across industries, tracked by EcoVadis.
Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO of Brenntag SE: “Just last November, we announced our new company purpose where we outlined our ambition to foster a sustainable future and care for human needs. I am, therefore all the more pleased that our recent accomplishments have also been recognized by highly respected sustainability rankings such as EcoVadis.
“This platinum status reflects our strong efforts we have undertaken in the area of sustainability to meet our responsibility as the world market leader in our industry. It proves that we are on the right path with our new ESG strategy in being recognised as the leader in responsible distribution of sustainable chemicals and ingredients.
Shaping the future of the industry
“This award is an excellent recognition for our ambitions to shape the future of our industry and the important area of sustainability.”
EcoVadis reviews and evaluates the performance of more than 100,000 companies across industries in the four areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. In December 2022, Brenntag achieved a remarkable overall score of 75 points for the first time and thus ranked among the top 1% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis across industries.
Andreas Kicherer, vice president of Sustainability Brenntag Group: “I am very proud of our progress of our sustainability performance resulting in an improved EcoVadis rating. Not only reconfirming previous year’s gold status but being able to take an even more significant leap and achieving platinum status is a testament to our ambitions of leading our industry in sustainability.
“Our business partners also benefit from Brenntag’s improvements. As part of our commitment within the Together for Sustainability initiative, we encourage our partners to also participate in ratings like EcoVadis. Together we will take over our responsibilities and can successively increase our contribution for a sustainable future.”