The EcoVadis assessment focuses on 21 criteria which are subdivided into the four overarching themes of environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. In all four areas Thimm scored above the sector average and for this performance has been awarded the silver medal.
In particular thanks to the reduction in energy use, the offer of environmentally-friendly materials and the recycling program for the printing inks used were persuasive factors for the environmental criteria. The transparent reporting, the measures undertaken to promote employee health and safety and the Code of Conduct for suppliers were also positively reflected in the results. Thimm is happy with being assessed as above average. “Corporate responsibility forms the basis of all our corporate actions into which we combine the concept of responsible, future-oriented corporate management” says Michael Weber, Head of Corporate Marketing. “We are currently further developing our existing sustainability strategy. This award shows we are on the right path.”
EcoVadis is a recognised and independent assessment platform which verifies corporate social responsibility according to international standards. In so doing it pursues the objective of monitoring the corporate social responsibility performance of companies and designing it to be transparent for business partners. In parallel EcoVadis supports companies improve their sustainability strategies.
Thimm Group is the leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays, packaging systems combining a range of materials and print products for further industrial processing. The company’s product offerings are further enhanced by a wide range of associated packaging services covering the entire supply chain. Its customers include prestigious branded product groups from across all sectors. Founded in 1949, the family-owned business has currently more than 3,500 employees at 22 sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, France and Mexico and generated in 2018 annual revenues of around 645 million euros.