Jones Healthcare Group Receives EcoVadis Silver Ranking for Advanced Sustainability Performance
Company Ranks in Top 20% Best Companies for Social, Ethical and Environmental Management
For Immediate Release – October 19, 2021
London, ON — EcoVadis, a leading global sustainability ratings provider, has awarded Jones Healthcare Group (“Jones”), a silver-medal ranking for the company’s robust sustainability and corporate social responsibility practices. This rating puts Jones, a market leader in advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions, in the top 20% best companies rated by EcoVadis in 2021.
EcoVadis is becoming the global standard for sustainability assessment, providing the most comprehensive evaluation for companies across industries in the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The EcoVadis platform has rated over 75,000 companies worldwide in 160 countries.
“The healthcare industry has set some really ambitious goals around sustainability and we, as a specialist healthcare packaging company, have an important part to play in delivering them,” says Nic Hunt, Chief Strategy Officer at Jones. “As an evidence-based assessment, the EcoVadis silver-medal rating means our sustainability approach is supported by policies, actions and outcomes that demonstrate our commitment and progress.”
According to an MIT Sloan Management Review analysis, the healthcare sector is the single most important sector for achieving sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, followed by resource transformation, consumption, and non-renewable resources.
“We focus on three key areas where we can make the greatest impact on sustainability: minimizing our consumption to reduce carbon footprints, maximizing circular design in our products and services to support a circular economy, and creating an ethical, diverse and inclusive organization where people thrive,” adds Ron Harris, Jones President & CEO. “We’re proud to receive this important designation from EcoVadis – a sustainable future matters to us, our business and our clients.”
For more information Jones Healthcare Group’s sustainability efforts, visit the company’s Sustainability page.