Arnhem, 23 March, 2021. Independent certifier EcoVadis has renewed Teijin Aramids Gold status in recognition of the company’s continuous high standards in environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. This is the fifth year in a row that Teijin Aramid has been awarded EcoVadis Gold status, confirming its place in the top 2% of sustainable manufacturers of man-made fibers.
EcoVadis offers independent and objective assessment of key sustainability indicators for more than 75.000 organizations worldwide. Importantly, their assessments are based not just on expressing our ambitions, but also on the verification of the implementation of CSR strategies of enterprises in working processes with regard to environmental, social, and ethical performances. Teijin Aramid scored industry-leading marks in all areas.
Peter ter Horst, CEO of Teijin Aramid: “We are very proud to prolong our EcoVadis Gold status. It shows objectively that we operate fairly and sustainable in all aspects of our business. We see it as an encouragement to strengthen our strategy and lead the aramid industry toward a sustainable value chain.”
Maintaining transparency and trust with partners
Teijin Aramid believes in being transparent about its CSR efforts. Requesting an annual rating by EcoVadis is one of the ways in which the company maintains transparency and trust with partners.
Always raising the bar on sustainability
EcoVadis raises the bar for all levels each year. Because as ambitions and demands grow, so does the responsibility. Meeting this increasing standard for the fifth year in a row shows that Teijin Aramid is committed to taking long-term responsibility on issues like employee health and safety, ethics and the environment.
About Teijin Aramid
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and are used in a variety of markets and segments, including automotive, safety and life protection, aerospace and a wide range of industrial applications. These high-performance materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan. For more information: www.teijinaramid.com
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020.
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