The Ardagh Group has been awarded a gold-level certification by EcoVardis for its sustainability performance.

The packaging supplier was awarded the highest level of recognition, which is only achieved by the top 3% of companies assessed in the respective industry. It has won this rating for the fourth consecutive year.

Annelene Ikemann, CSR & Sustainability Manager at Ardagh Group, said: “We are pleased with our gold-level standard which proves that Ardagh is a key sustainable supplier for our customers and partners."

The assessments conducted by EcoVadis help companies to better understand the sustainability performance of their suppliers. EcoVadis, the sustainability-rating platform, assesses the sustainability policies, actions and reporting of suppliers across 95 countries in the categories of environment, labour practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement.

Ms. Ikemann added: “Maintaining our gold level rating yet again reflects our continuous commitment towards sustainability. We are proud of our industry-leading performance, which is based on support from multiple functions such as Legal, HR, H&S and Procurement.”