French perfumery and cosmetics glassmaker Verescence has been awarded for its social and environmental practices.

It was awarded Gold level by the environmental rating agency EcoVadis, which is the highest recognition from the company.

Verescence ranks among the top 1% of the companies assessed by EcoVadis in 2018 across all industry sectors.

The group and all of its manufacturing sites located in France, Spain and the USA obtained the gold award. It is a first in the glass packaging industry for Perfumery & Cosmetics.

EcoVadis, specialises in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and assesses more than 50,000 companies on the basis of 21 criteria around four themes: environment, labor and human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement.

Thomas Riou, Verescence’s CEO said: “This recognition rewards the efforts of our group and our plants in CSR, an area to which we have been committed for many years."

Verescence’s CSR strategy, labelled Glass Made to Last, is based on the 17 objectives set out by the United Nations.

The report details both the initiatives carried out andalso the objectives for 2020, while positioning itself in a transparent way for the expectations of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).

To support its clients’ responsible procurement requirements, the group developed, in 2017, the first benchmarking tool for the environmental impact of its products following the method of the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).