Sustainability Rating EcoVadis Gold for the Zumtobel Group

May 8, 2023

Dornbirn, Austria – The Zumtobel Group was once again awarded an EcoVadis Gold Medal. Despite an increased rating scale and stricter criteria, the Gold status was maintained. The new score puts the company among the top one percent in the industry comparison. With the leap from Silver to Gold at the end of 2021, the renewed award of the Gold Medal by EcoVadis confirms that the Zumtobel Group is on the right path with its sustainability agenda.

The evaluation by an independent and globally operating rating agency is of great relevance for our company. We see that we have taken the right and successful path with our sustainability activities. Our sustainability team and all departments involved are making a great contribution to the accomplishment of our sustainability goals, which not only benefits the environment, but also our customers and partners”, says Alfred Felder, CEO of the Zumtobel Group. 

Continous improvements

The Zumtobel Group improved its overall score from 71 to 75 points. The lighting company particularly distinguished itself in the area of sustainable procurement: With an improvement of 20 points, the Zumtobel Group is now among the top one per cent in this area. In the November 2021 rating, the company was ranked in the top ten percent in the industry comparison.

We are proud to have been awarded the Gold status and to have improved our total score, especially given the fact that the scoring scale was raised earlier this year. We are pleased that the implemented measures in the area of sustainable procurement in particular have proved successful: This is, thanks to our great team, the area in which we have made the biggest leap in this year's rating”, explains Mario Wintschnig, CSR Manager at the Zumtobel Group.

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis, an independent platform for sustainability ratings, was founded in 2007 and assesses the performance of companies in the categories Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Sustainable Procurement, and Ethics. The rating is based on international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. More than 100,000 companies from over 175 countries and 200 industries regularly have their value chain evaluated by EcoVadis.