Koura awarded Platinum medal from EcoVadis for sustainability
Koura has recently been awarded a EcoVadis Platinum medal as a result of scoring in the top 1% in their sustainability assessment.
As part of the Orbia family, Koura lives and operates by three core values; to embrace diversity, to take responsibility and to be brave. A key driver in taking responsibility has been making a real commitment to sustainability, at all levels of our operation.
The EcoVadis assessment of sustainability ratings takes a comprehensive look at the day-to-day operations of a business and their impact on the environment and the future.
Koura was awarded the Platinum medal as recognition of our EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating, ranking in the top 1% of the 2020 EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.
With an overall score of 78 landing us in the 99th percentile of rated companies, our individual scores were 80 for environment, 80 for human and labour rights, 80 for ethics and 60 for sustainable procurement which we are actively looking to improve further.
The assessment aims to understand the full picture of a company’s CSR performance standalone and in relation to their industry. Highlights of Koura’s performance in sustainability include our parent company Orbia being a Global Compact Signatory, an initiative founded by the United Nations Global Compact. The initiative mandates signatories to adopt and report on sustainable and socially responsible policies. Other highlights which attributed to our Platinum award centred around our comprehensive environmental policy, our robust procedures and prestigious accreditations, such as ISO 14001.
Koura (formerly Mexichem Fluor) is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluoroproducts that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives. Part of the Orbia community of companies, working together to tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges, Koura is a leading provider of innovative products and solutions across multiple sectors including petrochemical, construction, transportation and telecom. Koura’s products are used in a vast range of applications including the construction of towns and cities, keeping homes cool, food fresh and even in the treatment of respiratory conditions, providing the medical propellant used in 80% of the world’s Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs). Headquartered in Boston, Koura has commercial activities in across the globe, with operations in Runcorn, UK, Mexico, St Gabriel, USA, Toronto, Mumbai, Mihara & Tokyo, Japan.
Orbia (BMV: ORBIA is a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia’s business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges. A global leader in specialty products and innovative solutions across multiple sectors of industry and commerce, from agriculture and infrastructure to telecommunications, healthcare and more, Orbia has commercial activities in more than 100 countries and operations in 41, with global headquarters in Mexico City, Boston, Amsterdam, and Tel Aviv.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries. Visit www.ecovadis.com for more.