Teijin Aramid wins EcoVadis award

Industrial fibre producer Teijin Aramid has won a certificate from EcoVadis, an independent sustainability rating platform, that identifies the company as a gold partner for its sustainability efforts in the automotive market.

Gert Frederiks, president and CEO of Teijin Aramid, said: “We are very proud to receive this gold partner certificate from EcoVadis. It shows that we operate fair and sustainable in all aspects. Having an external and well-respected player stating this is an appreciation for all our efforts. And we will certainly continue with that.”

Teijin Aramid supplies high-performance aramid fibre to tyre producers for use in high performance tyres, including Michelin’s Pilot Super Sport that was introduced in 2011, the company said.

EcoVadis helps companies evaluate and communicate their standards, measures and activities in support of corporate social responsibility. Its platform provides insight into assessments of suppliers in terms of their sustainability efforts and results.

Teijin Aramid became a member of EcoVadis in 2015 and participates in annual reporting that covers the environment, working conditions, fair business processes, and sustainable procurement. The reports show that Teijin Aramid belongs to the top 2 per cent of all suppliers in the category Synthetic Fibre Production and to the top 1 per cent of suppliers in all categories, the fibre producer said.

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