Kerfoot Group has been awarded Silver Medal from EcoVadis for its commitment to supporting and advancing sustainability throughout the business. This award now places Kerfoot Group, a leading supplier of natural, organic and essential oils and ingredients to the personal care and food manufacturing sectors, in the top 5% of assessed companies in the markets it operates in.
EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings with a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies. It is a highly prestigious awarding body, and its assessments encourage companies to implement practices and processes that enable more eco-friendly and ethical business operations across supply chains.
Sarah Bradley, CEO at Kerfoot Group, commented: “This accreditation is a significant moment for the business. EcoVadis is an esteemed awarding body and receiving this silver award is a great acknowledgement of the hard work our teams have put in over the last 12 months to ensure our sustainability targets are being met.”
The endorsement secured by Kerfoot Group will now enable it to access more brands for potential collaboration as many blue-chip brands and companies prefer to only work with EcoVadis accredited businesses.
Bradley further commented: “Due to the esteemed nature of the awarding-body, many companies across the food and personal care markets will refuse to work with companies who are not EcoVadis accredited. Achieving this recognition therefore provides us with greater opportunity to work with more businesses and continues to set Kerfoot Group apart from the competition.”
During the evaluation, Kerfoot Group was assessed on its performance across 21 key indicators covering the environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. The business will also continue to be assessed annually to ensure the continued improvement of its sustainability initiatives to ultimately improve the overall impact of the business and its wide-reaching supply chain.
To discover more information about the EcoVadis scheme, please visit ecovadis.com or to find out more about Kerfoot Group oils and ingredients, please visit www.kerfootgroup.co.uk.