Leading global ingredient supplier Corbion’s overall sustainability performance for 2023 ranks among the top 2 percent of all audited suppliers in a wide range of industries globally, according to the most recent independent assessment conducted by experts at EcoVadis.

The company has been awarded a 2023 EcoVadis gold medal for its overall achievements in sustainability. This is the seventh year of Corbion’s association with EcoVadis, a leading provider of trusted business sustainability ratings, with a global network of more than 100,000 rated companies.

In its assessment, EcoVadis scored the company in the areas of environment, labor practices, ethics and sustainable procurement. Corbion’s overall 2023 score was just a single percentage point lower than its previous – and second consecutive – platinum-level rating.

“The work we have done to achieve our 2023 gold rating, the progress we’ve made, and the improvements we continue to make in our sustainability efforts at Corbion give us a lot to be proud of,” says chief executive officer Olivier Rigaud. “But sustainability is a never-ending journey, and continuous improvement doesn’t happen in a uninterrupted, upward-trending line. Embracing the importance of staying awake to new opportunities to do better, and alert to new risks, is an essential part of our sustainability mindset.”

Corbion’s EcoVadis scorecard provides customers with a transparent, unbiased view of the company’s dedication to sustainability throughout its business operations.

“Choosing ‘to preserve what matters’ as Corbion's purpose has challenged every one of our employees to focus on the things that matter most to our customers, to our environment, and to people around the world,” says Diana Visser, senior director of sustainability. “Sustainable solutions must deliver on all those things. That’s an exciting challenge, and this gold medal rating is another important indicator that our global team is up to it.”