Acme-Hardesty Achieves Ecovadis Silver Medal Validating Sustainability Commitment and Performance

Blue Bell, PA – Acme-Hardesty has achieved a remarkable feat by earning a Silver Medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, as of September 28, 2023. This is the third consecutive year that the company has been recognized by EcoVadis for its outstanding performance in environmental, social, and ethical aspects. This is also the first time that Acme-Hardesty has reached the Silver level, which places it among the 85th percentile of companies assessed by EcoVadis.

“Scoring Ecovadis Silver is a commendable achievement, reflecting our commitment to sustainability. It’s a
milestone we should celebrate, but it’s also essential to recognize that this is just the beginning of Acme-Hardesty’s sustainability journey. As a forward-thinking organization, we understand that our responsibility extends beyond simply earning accolades and must extend into a broader and more profound commitment to sustainable practices. In the world we live in today, where market forces often prioritize price and short-term gains, it’s imperative that we recognize the importance of sustainability as a driving force for our business. Sustainability isn’t just a trendy buzzword; it’s a strategic imperative that shapes Acme-Hardesty’s long-term viability, resilience, and competitiveness”. – Emi Katoh, Lead Sustainability Manager

EcoVadis is the global standard for business sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis assessment evaluates 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. More than 85,000 companies globally have been rated by EcoVadis.

“Sustainability is a collective endeavor that extends beyond the boundaries of a single company. We understand that achieving sustainability is not just our responsibility alone; it’s a shared commitment that involves every participant in our supply chain. While Acme-Hardesty is proud of the progress we’ve made, our journey towards sustainability doesn’t end here. Instead, we’re forging ahead in partnership with our suppliers and collaborators to shape a brighter and more sustainable future, one that will benefit generations to come”. – Ravi Shaheed, Vice President – Global Sourcing

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About Acme-Hardesty

Acme-Hardesty celebrates over 80 years in business! As a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., we are one of the largest distributors of specialty ingredients in North America. We serve various markets with products such as: actives, castor oil and derivatives, oleochemical derivatives, bio-based products, preservatives, and surfactants. We also offer a full range of renewable palm-based products, such as glycerine, fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and specialty esters. As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD), we support sustainable and renewable practices and create bio-based solutions for the future.

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis’ business sustainability ratings 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, and the ISO 26000 standard. The ratings provide an evidenced-based analysis on performance and an actionable roadmap for continuous improvement.

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