For the fourth straight year, Lexmark has received gold certification from EcoVadis, a collaborative platform that enables companies to assess the environmental and social performance of their suppliers on a global basis.
For 2017, Lexmark ranks in the top 1 percent of suppliers from 120 countries — more than 40,000 suppliers across 150 business sectors — assessed on corporate policies, initiatives and achievements in areas concerning the environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. We scored 77 out of 100, up from last year’s score of 74. To achieve gold recognition, a company must have an overall score of 62 or greater.
“Lexmark continues to demonstrate global leadership in social, environmental and sustainability initiatives and activities,” said John Gagel, senior manager, corporate sustainability. “External recognition from EcoVadis at the gold level is a testament to our global efforts to continually improve. It’s also a powerful proof point to our existing and potential customers that our focus on these issues is truly part our culture, vision and values.”