ARNHEM, Netherlands—EcoVadis, an independent sustainability rating platform, awarded Teijin Aramid with a certificate that qualifies the company as a Gold Partner for its sustainability efforts in the automotive market, according to a statement.
"We are very proud to receive this Gold Partner certificate from EcoVadis. It shows that we operate fair and sustainable in all aspects," Gert Frederiks, president and CEO of Teijin Aramid, said in a statement. "Having an external and well respected player stating this, is an appreciation for all our efforts. And we will certainly continue with that."
Teijin Aramid is a supplier of aramid for large tire manufacturers, who use the para-aramid Twaron to produce tires, such as in the Michelin Pilot Super Sport, introduced in 2011.
EcoVadis launched a platform in 2007 which provides insight into assessments of suppliers in terms of their sustainability efforts and results. Teijin Aramid became a member of EcoVadis in 2015.
The annual reporting has four sections: environment, working conditions, fair business processes and sustainable procurement. The results from all completed online EcoVadis reports show that Teijin Aramid belongs to the top 2 percent of all suppliers in the synthetic fiber production category, and the top 1 percent of suppliers in all categories.