Brenntag, the global leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, has increased its score in the comprehensive EcoVadis sustainability assessment, earning the prestigious platinum rating once again. This accolade, representing the highest possible grade, places Brenntag among the top 1 percent of companies across all industries and regions assessed by the independent sustainability experts at EcoVadis.

Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO of Brenntag SE, expressed his pride in the company’s achievement: “Our commitment to sustainable development is fundamental for Brenntag and essential to our license to operate. It is one of the four key pillars of our ‘Strategy to Win’ and reflects Brenntag’s ambition to shape the future of our industry. The platinum status is based on a comprehensive assessment and recognizes our strong dedication to sustainability over recent years. This achievement is once again the result of our team striving for excellence, and I can only congratulate our colleagues around the world for this extraordinary accomplishment.”

EcoVadis evaluates the performance of over 130,000 companies across 220 industries and 180+ countries in four key areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. In December 2022, Brenntag achieved an overall score of 77 points for the first time, earning the platinum ranking status. This year, Brenntag improved its score to 81 points, retaining its leading position.

Andreas Kicherer, vice president sustainability at Brenntag Group, also commented on the recognition: “I am very proud that our progress in sustainability performance is being recognised by EcoVadis, resulting in this exceptional rating once again. Not only reconfirming our platinum status but also improving our score is a testament to our ambitions of leading our industry in sustainability while constantly striving for excellence.”

This platinum rating underscores Brenntag’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and its leadership role in the industry, demonstrating a continuous drive towards excellence in sustainability.

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6th June 2024