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Aug 29, 2022

Symetal awarded Platinum Rating from EcoVadis for its Sustainability performance, the highest rating granted by EcoVadis

Since its initial assessment in 2015, Symetal has been continuously receiving Gold Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis - the world’s most trusted Business Sustainability Ratings provider. In July 2022, Symetal achieved Platinum Sustainability Rating, which is the highest distinction awarded from EcoVadis, placing the company among the top 1% of all companies rated by EcoVadis in this industry (“Manufacture of basic precious and other non-ferrous metals”), with a score of 77 out of 100.

The objective of the EcoVadis methodology is to measure the quality of a company’s sustainability management system through its policies, actions and results. The assessment focuses on sustainability criteria that are grouped into four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. These criteria are based on international sustainability standards, including the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the ISO 26000.
 
Fedon Paraskevopoulos, Quality Assurance & Sustainability Manager (Foil Rolling Plant - Oinofyta, Viotia), commented: “We are honored and proud to have been awarded Platinum Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis. Being sustainable, environmentally conscious, ethically, and socially is a core principle of Symetal. Day after day, we are working to improve our performance in terms of environmental protection, social responsibility and corporate governance in the service of one ambition: to promote a sustainable future.”
 
Gabriela Hatzistratidi, Quality Assurance & Sustainability Manager (Foil Converting Plant - Mandra, Attica), added: “Sustainability is a continuous necessity for Symetal. We are dedicated to delivering innovative aluminium foil products, fully embracing sustainability and ESG principles, which are at the core of our corporate culture, values, and business strategy. Platinum Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis encourages us to continue our efforts to achieve the ambitious objectives we have set in terms of social and environmental responsibility, and to transform our company for the benefit of all our stakeholders.”
 
About Symetal:
Symetal has been involved in the production of a wide variety of aluminium foil products, mainly used in packaging solutions for the food, pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. With more than 40 years’ experience and expertise in aluminium foil rolling and converting processing, it offers tailor-made and innovative, high value-added solutions covering the needs of the most demanding global customers. Symetal is highly export-oriented, with more than 90% of its sales carried out in around 70 countries. It owns two state-of-the-art production facilities located in Oinofyta, Viotia and Mandra, Attica. Being a strategic partner to the largest consumer, food and pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers, Symetal leverages on its technical expertise and implements a continuous improvement and development approach, following a business model that is based on sustainability and green economy principles. For more information about the company, please visit the website: www.symetal.gr.

About EcoVadis:
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 200+ purchasing categories and 160+ countries. For more information, please visit the website: www.ecovadis.com.
 
 

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