Appraisal agency EcoVadis has awarded the RAFI Group a distinction in recognition of its sustainability and social responsibility (CSR) programs. The HMI solution provider has received the silver medal from the globally operating ratings platform. This puts RAFI in the top quarter of most sustainable companies according to the EcoVadis enterprise evaluation table.
The relevant parameters are: environmental protection, corporate ethics, procurement, and labor and human rights. Throughout the group, RAFI strives for sustainable development and continuous improvement. Included here are the use of renewable energies in production, local procurement of raw materials as far as possible, resource-saving manufacturing, and proactive obsolescence management. The last point ensures customers can count on the long-term availability of reliable electronic products. Other factors praised by Ecovadis are for example good in-house further training opportunities and working conditions at RAFI.
With a number of major projects, RAFI is currently driving further sustainable company development. The group is investing a sum in the high two-digit millions in a renovation and energy-saving modernization project at the corporate headquarters in Berg. It is successively upgrading the business premises with new, climate-friendly roofs, façades, and glazing.
Construction started in April on a new factory in Bad Waldsee, which will excel with energy-efficient, low-consumption building infrastructure. As a holder of the EcoVadis medal, RAFI has successfully passed the rating agency’s evaluation process, proving that it operates an effective management system with a focus on sustainability.
The award also confirms that RAFI meets the licensing and approval criteria relevant for the industry. EcoVadis has performed over 1.6 m sustainability assessments to date and supports more than 100,000 companies worldwide with the evaluation and achievement of their sustainability, ESG, and compliance goals.
More information about sustainability at RAFI: https://www.rafi-group.com/en/company-career/sustainability/