Hankook Tire Ranks in Top 1 per cent of EcoVadis CSR Assessment


Hankook Tire & Technology earned the superior rating, platinum medal, in EcoVadis assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2021

Hankook Tire Achieved the Highest Honor for Three Consecutive Years

EcoVadis is an internationally renowned institute that offers reliable ratings in the field of CSR. The institute assesses around 6,500 companies from 160 countries over the world based on criteria of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The ratings range from platinum, gold, and silver to bronze.

EcoVadis acclaimed how Hankook Tire has been addressing clear and quantitative goals regarding CSR commitment and actively participating in various initiatives for corporate sustainability. In addition, the transparency of elaborate policies in each CSR category such as human rights management, environment, public safety, and health has also led to its recognition as the top 1 per cent company among a total of 457 companies that manufacture rubber products worldwide.

Hankook Tire won a gold medal, in 2019 which means its sustainability management performance was within the top 5 per cent of all companies related. In the following year, when the Platinum medal was added to the ranking system as the highest accreditation to recognise the specific top 1 per cent companies, Hankook was immediately awarded the platinum medal. It makes Hankook Tire stand out as a company with global top-tier sustainable management capability honored with the highest ratings every single year for three years in a row.

This year’s achievement adds significance as Hankook Tire gained 81 points in the assessment. This is 8 more points up compared to last year, which means the company has not only managed to maintain the highest level but also demonstrated even improved performance than a year ago. When looked into the assessment categories in detail, the company scored 70 points in the environment criterion and 90 points in the sustainable procurement criterion, which are 10 points and 20 points higher compared to last year respectively.

Hankook Tire received ‘Outstanding level’ which is the highest rank in the category and has recently taken multiple initiatives in fostering sustainability across its value chain, one of which is upgrading a sustainable natural rubber policy in compliance with the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GSPNR)

"We are honoured to receive the highest rating by EcoVadis for three consecutive years. It proves our leadership in building a sustainable ecosystem for the tyre industry,” said Sooil Lee, President and CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology. “We will continue our commitment to sustainability management not only to secure future growth but also to make the greener world.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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