Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant and Intercorn Corn Processing Industry plant received sustainability rating bronze of the International rating agency EcoVadis in October 2023.
EcoVadis is the world's largest sustainability rating system, which assesses the sustainability progress of companies in more than 200 industries in more than 160 countries. The system of sustainable development illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four macro-environments: environment, ethics, labor and human rights, sustainable procurement.
Obtaining a rating is an assessment of how well a company has integrated the principles of sustainability/corporate social responsibility into its business and management system.
Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant and Intercorn Corn Processing Industry Plant were included in the top companies evaluated in the field of grain processing industry, production of starch and starch products. The results of the enterprises' performance in 2023 allowed them to enter the 50% of the best world companies evaluated by EcoVadis.
This reward expresses the work of enterprises and the entire team in integrating the principles of sustainability and implementing quality changes in a number of production processes.
"We are proud to receive the bronze reward from EcoVadis. It is important to thank all the employees of Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant who contributed to the achievement of this high result. Our rating has increased due to the hard work that our team puts daily into our plant. This once again confirms the importance of people's work. Sustainability is a long-term commitment that benefits everyone: the company, the employees and the local community. The next task is to analyze where we still need to improve to reach even higher results," said Oleksandr Maistrenko, CEO of Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant.
Receiving EcoVadis rating by Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant and Intercorn Corn Processing Industry Plant is of great value. This has a positive reputation effect and brings enterprises closer to the best global business practices. This means an increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of production, opens access to new sales markets and provides new opportunities, because it demonstrates the commitment of business to modern global requirements of sustainability and social responsibility.
Head of the Quality Department of Interstarch Ukraine Maryna Slezovska noted: "Our system of indicators and EcoVadis awards provide a demonstration of transparency of high results and a desire for continuous improvement. This is evidence of the company's culture. We continue to expand the realms of what is possible in sustainability to support our clients' corporate social responsibility and sustainability goals. As well we will continue to use the EcoVadis Universal Scoreboard as a benchmark to help clients see our progress. Also, the high ratings of EcoVadis are proof that Interstarch Ukraine, Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant and Intercorn Corn Processing Industry Plant are reliable partners. We don't just produce safe and high-quality products, we make every effort to reduce our negative impact on the environment, improve work conditions and build strong partnership with suppliers, customers and the communities where we operate."
"Our bronze EcoVadis reward is a remarkable achievement. We do understand that compliance with sustainability standards requires constant improvement," – said Ihor Kozlovsky, CEO of Intercorn Corn Processing Industry. "We continue to work diligently and integrate sustainability into all policies, procedures and reporting methodologies of our enterprise."
We congratulate our colleagues of Dneprovsky starch and syrup plant and Intercorn Corn Processing Industry Plant on receiving EcoVadis bronze ratings and we wish you not to stop there!