Corrugated cardboard packaging business BoxWay Packaging Group, based in Peterlee, England, UK, has achieved a ‘Silver’ rating from EcoVadis, a globally recognised sustainability ratings provider.

This accreditation underscores BoxWay’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.

EcoVadis: Trusted sustainability ratings provider

EcoVadis is a trusted provider of sustainability ratings and intelligence solutions for businesses worldwide.

Its ratings system is the largest collaborative platform for trading partners to share performance information, manage risks, and drive sustainability improvements.

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With over 17 years of experience, EcoVadis has assessed more than 125,000 companies globally, focusing on key areas such as environmental impact, labour standards, ethical practices, and sustainable procurement.

BoxWay Packaging’s sustainability journey

BoxWay Packaging was awarded the Silver sustainability rating after completing the EcoVadis assessment process.

This achievement reflects the company’s dedication to sustainability and its ability to meet stringent criteria.

Bryan Crennell, group managing director, expressed his delight at the Silver rating, which is awarded to the top 15% of companies rated by EcoVadis.

He emphasised the importance of sustainability in BoxWay’s business strategy and its commitment to quality and innovation.

“Securing our globally trusted EcoVadis Silver Award is a fantastic achievement for the BoxWay Packaging site in Peterlee and helps us to further understand our sustainability performance and track our progress over time, strengthen our customer relationships, promote BoxWay Packaging business to potential customers and manage our sustainability programme effectively.”

EcoVadis assessment criteria

BoxWay Packaging was evaluated on seven management indicators across 21 sustainability criteria, including policies, endorsements, measures, certifications, coverage, reporting, and 360-degree watch findings.

The assessment itself covered four themes: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

BoxWay Packaging scored particularly well in the environment, labour and human rights, and ethics categories, ranking within the top 23%, 13%, and 26% respectively.

The company’s performance was assessed through an online questionnaire customised for the packaging industry in the UK.

Benefits of EcoVadis accreditation

The EcoVadis accreditation not only recognises BoxWay Packaging’s sustainability efforts but also provides a structured method for evaluating suppliers.

It helps reduce risks and costs, drive improvements, and enhance the company’s value and innovation.

BoxWay Packaging’s Silver EcoVadis accreditation is a testament to its commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.

The company’s dedication to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction is reflected in its achievement of this prestigious rating.