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EcoVadis platinum award recognizes Bachem sustainability performance
Bubendorf, Switzerland: – Europe’s leading sustainability rating organization EcoVadis has awarded a Platinum medal to Bachem AG, recognizing the Swiss-based peptide technology specialist as being in its top one per cent for sustainability performance in the pharma sector.
The award also places Bachem in the top two per cent of the overall list of more than 90,000 enterprises across 175 countries and 200 industries rated by EcoVadis. The rating recognizes Bachem’s performance in areas such as environment, ethical behaviour. sustainable procurement, and labour and human rights.
This latest EcoVadis rating reflects a story of continuous sustainability improvement by Bachem, which gained a silver rating (top 25%) in 2021, gold award (top 10%) in 2022 and has now moved into the elite platinum category.
Bachem Chief Technology Officer Günther Loidl, commented: “Achieving Platinum status on the EcoVadis CSR rating platform is a significant accomplishment and showcases our company’s efforts to run our business.”
Bachem is a UN Global Compact member and its sustainability policies are based on Compact’s ten guiding principles covering Human Rights, Labor Rights, Environmental Protections and Anti-Corruption measures.
Franz Saladin, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Compliance Manager, says “Sustainability is key to our role as a supplier for the pharma and biotech industry. As a responsible corporation, we strive to minimize our environmental impact and maximize our positive impact on society.”
“Our primary business, which involves bringing medications to patients all over the world with the help of our clients, is our most significant social contribution. This makes us an integral element of the global healthcare value chain,” he added.
Bachem Sustainability Plans
Bachem has established long-term business goals in the areas of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, diversity and equal opportunity, and occupational health and safety. During 2022, the company created implementation strategies each of its production sites in Europe and the USA.
It has also become a leading innovator in introducing green chemistry and high sustainability technologies to its production processes.
Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. The company, which has over 50 years of experience and expertise, provides products for research, clinical development, and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services.
Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
For further information, see www.bachem.com.
EcoVadis is a global provider of sustainability ratings for companies. Through a thorough examination procedure, the company rates a company’s performance in terms of the environment, society, and ethics.
Companies and organizations all around the world use EcoVadis’ evaluations and reports to recognize and manage sustainability risks and opportunities in their supply chains. The platform enables businesses to comprehend the sustainability performance of their suppliers and take corrective action.
Learn more at https://ecovadis.com
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