Diehl Metering’s Saint-Louis site in France has been re-awarded the Gold recognition level on the EcoVadis audit platform, improving its overall sustainability score.
This is the fourth year in a row that Saint-Louis has obtained the Gold medal, with a total score of 73/100 compared to 69/100 in 2022. And the achievement is all the more notable because the EcoVadis criteria have been revised upwards this year.
EcoVadis rates companies out of 100 for their performance in 21 sustainability criteria covering a broad range of non-financial management systems. These include Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. For all criteria, the platform assesses the company’s policies, actions and results relative to its size, location and industry. In 2023, the standard for Gold recognition was raised from a minimum score of 67 to at least 70.
The increased overall score for Saint-Louis is a result of our commitment to continuous improvement and the hard work of our teams in France. While we maintained the same high standards for Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Carbon Action, EcoVadis rewarded our efforts in the Environment and Sustainable Procurement categories with significantly improved scores. This reflects our efforts to communicate more efficiently with team members about sustainable development – and their efforts to put theory into practice.
For the first time this year, the certification of our Saint-Louis site was conducted in parallel to other evaluations, as we decided to extend the EcoVadis audit to other sites around the world and to the division as a whole. This decision was taken to maintain the same high standards of sustainability across the organization. To date, we have achieved an excellent Bronze award overall for all our sites worldwide, and an individual Bronze for our site in Jinan, China – a superb achievement for its very first audit. Our polish entity in Bazanowice is as well planned to be evaluated in 2023.
See the Diehl Metering Gold medal for EcoVadis certificate.