Lecico’s CSR initiatives pay off with coveted Platinum EcoVadis certification

Leading international supplier of lecithin and phospholipids for the food ingredients market, Lecico, is the proud recipient of a Platinum medal by independent sustainability assessor EcoVadis in recognition of its Corporate Social Responsibility achievements.

The company was awarded the prestigious Platinum Medal for its commitment to supporting and advancing sustainability throughout the business. The award puts Lecico in the top 1% of assessed companies in the markets it operates in. Lecico now joins sister company in the Avril Group, Oleon, which also received a platinum medal in 2021.

EcoVadis is an internationally recognised online platform for sustainability ratings, which tracks an organisation’s responsibility and impact on the environment.

With a global network of more than 75 000 rated companies, it is a highly prestigious awarding body, and its assessments encourage companies to implement practices and processes that enable more eco-friendly and ethical business operations across supply chains. 

Philipp Sommer, Business Director at Lecico said: “The accreditation is testament to the challenging work our teams have put in over the past 12 months to ensure that our sustainability targets are met. A platinum award from an esteemed body such as EcoVadis is indeed an important and significant step for our business as it will enable improved collaboration with our partners in the food industry – many which prefer working with EcoVadis accredited suppliers.”

During the evaluation, Lecico was assessed on its performance across 21 key indicators covering the environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement to continue and sustain the quality and reputation of its comprehensive supply chain. 

“Achieving this accreditation provides us with greater opportunity to work in an ever more competitive business environment,” Sommer concludes.

To discover more information about the EcoVadis scheme, please visit www.ecovadis.com or simply visit Lecico’s website at www.lecico.de.