ISS awarded Platinum sustainability rating from EcoVadis

The leading workplace experience and facility management company earned a platinum rating in the EcoVadis Sustainability Rating 2020-21, maintaining its position in the top 1 percent of all assessed companies for the second year in a row.

EcoVadis evaluated ISS based on 21 sustainability criteria in four themes: environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement, and awarded ISS with a platinum rating.  One of the specific comments from the assessment is that ‘The company demonstrates an advanced sustainability management system that covers all four themes under review’. 

Joseph Nazareth, Head of Group HSEQ and CR: “We have a responsibility to our stakeholders to not only uphold our sustainability promises, but also provide regular and transparent performance checks. We have made good progress on our sustainability goals, but also acknowledge that there is a lot of work to be done. ISS is continually improving and that’s why the EcoVadis platinum rating is so important to us. It provides a reliable, global benchmark for our performance and offers independent proof that we are committed to sustainability across all business functions.” 

ISS’s sustainable developments are centred around three main subject areas: people, planet and profit.;

  • People: Safe working conditions, retention of people, diversity and inclusion, and human rights
  • Planet: Reducing our impact on the environment and climate
  • Profit: Compliance with sound business standards

ISS achieved a platinum EcoVadis rating by focusing on five key activities.

  • Ensuring a healthy and safe work environment
  • Driving a responsible supply chain
  • Reducing our environmental footprint
  • Mitigating risks through internal education
  • Building strong leadership capabilities

An EcoVadis rating is important to ISS because it is a globally trustworthy and universal rating. As a platinum recipient, ISS can validate and provide universal legitimation for its sustainability efforts to stakeholders.  

About EcoVadis and its ratings

EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. More than 65,000 companies in over 160 countries across more than 200 industries trust EcoVadis. The EcoVadis sustainability recognition levels are based upon the percentile ranking of a company's EcoVadis score, and a minimum theme score. The medals’ criteria are reviewed annually. Website: https://ecovadis.com/  

For more information about ISS’s sustainability commitments, read the ISS Corporate Responsibility Report 2019.