“This rating reflects the commendable achievements of the XSYS team and all the hard work that goes into our mission to bring shine to the printing industry with our flexographic and letterpress plates,” said Dagmar Schmidt, CEO of XSYS. “Furthermore, it goes beyond our commitment to protecting the environment by also assessing our commitment to social responsibility, diversity and human rights.”
With sustainability increasingly seen as a key customer demand, as well as a source of competitive advantage, there is a growing demand for more control and transparency around products and practices. Companies are embracing and integrating corporate social responsibility principles more than ever before into their sourcing processes and decisions to meet new demands and future-proof their businesses.
“The EcoVadis Silver Medal rating gives our customers a clear picture of where our company stands in terms of sustainability performance compared to our industry peers and, importantly, also gives us clear direction where there is a potential for improvement,” says Friedrich von Rechteren. , Vice President of Global Business, XSYS. “We believe that our active engagement in the ratings process guides and accelerates XSYS’ sustainability journey, furthermore, it continues to create a strong platform to drive performance improvement for the benefit of our customers.”
He adds: “However, at XSYS, we never rest on our laurels and will continue to improve in all categories ahead of the next EcoVadis assessment later this year. This effort is to be completely transparent in everything we do, and the ultimate goal is, of course, to get a gold medal.
The EcoVadis rating is the result of XSYS’ strong commitment to the environment and ethical operations. The data shows that companies that have been assessed by EcoVadis at least three times have developed their sustainability management practices at an above-average rate and have shown year-over-year improvement on sustainability themes.
As part of this process, XSYS Germany GmbH was assessed on four themes – Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement – receiving a high overall score of 61 out of 100, which places the site in the 91st percentile of its sector. . The highest scores (70/100) were given to the Ethics category (which examines elements such as corruption, anti-competitive practices, responsible information and stewardship) and the Environment category, where operations and products are analyzed in detail. detail.