Practically since its foundation, more than 125 years ago, AFEPASA's values at a business level have been based on doing everything in its power to offer its customers the products that best suit their needs, but always keeping in mind the The need for each of its steps in research and innovation to be fully in line with sustainability and respect for the environment.
Therefore, given this considerable commitment both in product development and in the design and implementation of internal and external processes, it is an extraordinary honor for AFEPASA that this daily involvement is recognized with the Gold Medal in terms of Sustainability. awarded by an entity of recognized international prestige in this regard, such as EcoVadis.
Since 2007, EcoVadis has become a true global benchmark in the assessment and certification of business sustainability, thanks to the performance of its audits of more than 75,000 companies, belonging to 200 sectors of activity in more than 160 countries.
To this end, EcoVadis' analysis and evaluation methodology is based on international sustainability standards (Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact, ISO 26000) and is supervised by a scientific committee and experts in the supply chain, to guarantee reliable evaluations of the Corporate Social Responsibility of third parties.
In this sense, in the latest publication of the results of the evaluation carried out during 2020 to AFEPASA, published just a few days ago, EcoVadis has highlighted the work of the company in relation to its sustainable commitment, making a special reference to its involvement on an environmental and ethical level, but also on labor practices and human rights.
Likewise, EcoVadis has considered the sustainable nature of AFEPASA's internal, production and marketing processes especially relevant in relation to the group of companies that make up its activity sector, both globally - in which the company is in the first 5% of the 2,568 companies in the same segment (right graph) - as in each of the criteria contemplated for carrying out this analysis.
This positive evaluation obtained by AFEPASA only confirms the company's commitment to sustainability in its three dimensions: environmental, good governance and social; and that has been legitimized through obtaining different certifications in different matters such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and EMAS certification, as well as obtaining the Innovative SME seal granted by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
As indicated by AFEPASA, “we want to share this recognition with all our clients. But not from the perspective that we have reached the established goals, but rather from the satisfaction that we are on the right path to continue advancing, day by day, in the achievement of a much more sustainable and habitable planet for all”.