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Arco Awarded EcoVadis Gold Medal for Sustainability

18 June 2024

Arco, the UK and Ireland's leading safety provider, has once again been awarded a gold medal for sustainability by the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.

After thorough examination of its sustainability performance by independent experts at EcoVadis, Arco has retained its "Gold" status for 2024, improving on its overall score since the company's last assessment.

The gold rating means Arco is ranked in the top 5 per cent of more than 120,000 companies assessed by Eco-Vadis.

EcoVadis singled out Arco's leadership on environmental sustainability as "outstanding" in comparison with its peers.

Arco's sustainability initiatives over the past year include the launch of a new Responsible hi-visibility clothing range, as well as the installation of more than 2,300 solar panels on the roof of the company's National Distribution Centre in Hull.

Jim Harbidge, head of sustainability at Arco, said:

"At Arco, we continually review and improve practices across the business to ensure we deliver best practice in sustainability.

"We are extremely proud of this award and what it means for our products, those who make them and our customers who share our aims and values.

"We still aspire to achieve the 'Platinum' award and will continue to find new ways to differentiate ourselves as a responsible choice of safety partner."

EcoVadis measures sustainability performance across the four themes of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

Its rating methodology measures the quality of a company's sustainability management system through three management pillars of policies, actions, and results.

A team of international sustainability experts analyse and cross-check companies' data in order to create reliable ratings, considering each company's industry, size and geographic location. EcoVadis reviews its performance rating approach each year in support of best practice in sustainability.

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