Adhesive Systems, Inc (ASI) has been awarded the Silver Medal from Ecovadis, the industry leader in sustainability management metrics. The silver medal signifies that ASI scored in the top 25 percentile. To date, 75,000 companies in 160 countries and 200 industries have gone through the Ecovadis program all working to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands.
Since 2007, The Ecovadis Mission is to provide the world’s most-trusted sustainability ratings, enabling all businesses to reduce risk, drive performance, and improve environmental and social outcomes.
Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc. (DCT) has historically been involved in various aspects of sustainability. Starting in 2020 we are embarking on a continuously committed sustainability program. DCT operates three business units: chemical manufacturing (Diversified Chemical Technologies Operating, Inc), adhesive manufacturing (Adhesive Systems, Inc), and MRO distribution (Paper Works, Inc.) DCTI fosters sustainability excellence, leadership and stewardship through the strategy visualized in the Diversified 1 System (“D1S”) wheel. In the past year, we have made strides in reducing water consumption and waste to landfills by 20%. We are looking forward to more progress in the coming years.
EcoVadis structures its performance rating based on 21 sustainability criteria that are grouped into four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. These criteria are based on international sustainability standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also known as the Ruggie Framework.
Our commitment to sustainability creates value for our stakeholders and creates trusted transforming relationships with our partners, employees and customers. We believe we are a more successful company when we reduce our environmental impact and act in a socially responsible manner.