Milliken & Company achieves EcoVadis Gold Rating
Milliken & Company, a diversified manufacturer committed to sustainability, is proud to achieve a gold rating on its 2022 EcoVadis assessment. EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, providing detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical considerations across 200+ purchasing categories and 160+ countries. Milliken’s score places it in the top 7% of more than 90,000 organizations rated by EcoVadis.
“Milliken relies on our core values, including sustainability and integrity, to drive our purpose and growth,” says Halsey Cook, president and chief executive of Milliken & Company. “The EcoVadis assessment benchmarks our work and guides our improvements to help us build a healthy future.”
EcoVadis reviews sustainability policies, actions, and results in four main themes — environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement — using methodology built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000. Milliken’s performance is measured at the enterprise level, meaning the score and subsequent gold rating reflects the company’s efforts across its complete textile, chemical, floor covering, and healthcare businesses.
“Comprehensive third-party reviews like the EcoVadis assessment help us understand how we are doing, what refinements we can make, and ultimately inspire us to achieve new heights in our sustainability journey,” said Kasel Knight, general counsel and head of sustainability at Milliken.
“Milliken customers want sustainable suppliers, and it is a key consideration for them as they review their own environmental, social and governance (ESG) profiles,” said Cindy Boiter, EVP and president of Milliken’s chemical business. “A gold EcoVadis rating helps Milliken showcase the value it can bring to the table, not only as an innovation partner but as an ESG and sustainability partner as well.”