Awards and medals granted to individuals and companies are meant to celebrate success in a particular field, as we are now celebrating LEBSA's new gold EcoVadis medal on sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
However, what is EcoVadis, and why is this award so important? Why did LEBSA receive an award, and what does this mean for our future as a company and strategic partner?
What is EcoVadis?
EcoVadis is one of the most trusted business sustainability rating providers. It was founded in 2007 and is currently trusted by over 450 multinational organizations worldwide. It is a collaborative platform that evaluates companies' social and environmental performance, combining their expertise on corporate social responsibility and best practices on industrial use of technology to create reliable scores based on 21 criteria.
Having an award granted by EcoVadis is clear evidence of sustainability. It demonstrates customers and clients that the awarded company is trustworthy as a provider, a partner, and an environmentally responsible ally.
Why did LEBSA receive the Gold EcoVadis Medal?
For the reasons exposed above, we are proud to receive the Gold EcoVadis Medal, an award for Social and Corporative Responsibility by this highly trusted sustainability rating provider. This achievement places LEBSA among the top 5% of pharmaceutical companies evaluated and awarded during 2020.
As noted above, EcoVadis is a worldwide provider of sustainability recognition levels based on a score of corporate social responsibility. They help companies of all sizes and related to all sectors to assess their production quality and promote several types of improvements. Their methodology takes into consideration different aspects of corporate social responsibility:
- Environmental responsibility
- Flexible solutions and best working practices
- Human rights in the working environment
- Ethics and sustainable purchasing policies
That is why, after receiving this award, Silvia Diéguez, head officer of our Talent and Human Resources & HSE departments stated:
"As a company that belongs to the chemical sector, and as a provider for pharmaceutical companies, we have a fundamental role of developing, producing and distributing pharmaceutical drug products efficiently and safely, looking after our collaborators, clients, patients, and their environment at all moments. We had been working with such policies in the past. Still, now we went through this evaluation, not only to display the quality of our work in terms of CSR and sustainability but also to assess and showcase our weak spots in order to work on improvements and plan ahead for the better. We are very proud to obtain such an acknowledgment at this moment, as it is a clear sign that we're taking the right steps toward an ethical and fully sustainable work."
Thank you for recognizing Lebsa for this prize, which is a way of making our work visible. We will continue to work hard to offer a quality service to our customers and grow with them.