15/11/2022

Asker awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis

Asker Healthcare Group has been awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis for its achievements within sustainability.

The need for medical supplies, devices and equipment in the healthcare sector puts pressure on the planet in terms of production, transportation and waste. In total the healthcare sector generates 4.4% of the global carbon emissions – equivalent to the fifth largest country in the world.

“As a vital link between production and consumption, we are determined to drive progress. We have been working to make a positive impact, consistently and ambitiously, for some years with both environment, social and governance matters. The Gold rating is confirmation that we are focusing on the right issues”, says Sanna Norman, Head of ESG at Asker Healthcare Group.

The Gold rating places Asker in the top 5% of more than 100,000 companies assessed by the global sustainability ratings provider worldwide.

Ecovadis rates companies based on the standards of GRI, UNGC, ILO and ISO 26000 in four themes: Environmental, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. The assessment is made via internal documentation provided by Asker as well as third party professionals and external stakeholders.

 

For further information, please contact:

Emma Rheborg, Head of Communication Asker Healthcare Group
Phone: +46 73 313 62 17
E-mail: emma.rheborg@asker.com

 

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 2100 employees in 14 countries and revenues amounts to SEK 11 billion.