At SARIA, we are immensely proud that sustainability is at the core of our business model and that we can consider ourselves pioneers in the circular economy, long before it became a buzz-word. For more than 40 years, we have found innovative ways to keep things flowing in a cycle in the agriculture, energy, animal, feed, food, catering and pharmaceutical industries. On this tradition, we build, but we do not rest on it. We are convinced that corporate responsibility and sustainable practices are the key success factors for creating shared value in our core business and beyond. An overview of our sustainability activities can be found in our sustainability report.
The SARIA Group was again awarded the EcoVadis silver medal. As an independent and the world´s largest provider of sustainability ratings, EcoVadis evaluates the sustainability performance of about 90,000 companies based on 21 indicators in the four topic areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. In 2022, we further improved our performance in all four areas, placing us in the top 11 % of our industry.
The SARIA Framework provides the shared foundation for all our global business activities. It defines the overarching purpose of the SARIA Group, as well as our vision and mission. In conjunction with six business principles, it is the central anchor point for the successful development of our group and sets the overall direction for all our activities. With our Code of Conduct, we specify core principles that we expect all internal and external partners to comply with. This shared fundament requires everyone’s full commitment and is of highest priority in all our business practices. Based on this foundation, we also established a Supplier Code of Conduct our business partners need to comply with. To assume our responsibility along the entire value chain, even going beyond legal requirements, we invite our key partners in the supply chain to conduct an individual sustainability performance assessment with EcoVadis.
In order to identify which sustainability issues are particularly relevant for us, we conducted a comprehensive materiality analysis including internal interviews and a survey to more than 250 external stakeholders like customers, suppliers, authorities, financial institutions and service providers. Its results are reflected in the contents of our Sustainability Report 2021. For the Sustainability Report 2022, we reviewed these results and made minor adjustments, taking into account the dynamic development of sustainability within our company and without. Assessing materiality helps us to understand how we can better align the needs and expectations of our stakeholders with our business interests.
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