Asker in top tier of sustainable companies according to EcoVadis
Asker Healthcare Group has been awarded a Platinum rating by EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of independent sustainability ratings. The platinum medal puts Asker in the top 1 percent of over 100,000 companies rated by EcoVadis.
“It’s an important acknowledgement of the extensive work that all companies in Asker has put into delivering on our sustainability strategy ‘A Bigger Care’ over the last few years. We are a vital link between product companies and patients and we aim to use this position to contribute to a more sustainable healthcare sector,” says Sanna Norman, Head of ESG at Asker Healthcare Group.
This is the second year that Asker Healthcare Group has been evaluated by EcoVadis. In 2022, Asker received Gold and was among the 5 percent highest placed companies. By setting higher goals and continuously improving the processes, Asker increases its rating further in 2023 and receives Platinum.
EcoVadis evaluates companies based on the standards of GRI, UNGC, ILO and ISO 26000 in four areas: Environmental, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. The assessment has been made via internal documentation from Asker as well as third party professionals and external stakeholders.
Asker Healthcare Group is seen as particularly strong when it comes to sustainable procurement. This includes working with suppliers to ensure that they fulfil Asker’s standards in business ethics and responsible sourcing, performing third-party manufacturing audits, environmental audits and actively reducing their emissions.
For further information, please contact:
Emma Rheborg, Head of Communication Asker Healthcare Group
Phone: +46 73 313 62 17
Asker Healthcare Group is a partner to caregivers across Europe, providing medical supplies, devices and equipment. We build and acquire leading companies that support the healthcare system to improve patient outcomes, reduce total cost of care and ensure a fair and sustainable value chain. The group has 2,600 employees in 14 countries and revenues amounts to SEK 13 billion.