Kraton Corporation, a global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces that it has maintained a Platinum award, the highest rating available, for its sustainability management system from EcoVadis.

"We are thrilled to have received the EcoVadis Platinum rating for our commitment to sustainability, ethics, and responsible business practices," said Pedro Lopes, Kraton's chief sustainability officer. "The Platinum rating underscores our leadership in sustainability and recognizes our core belief of impacting the world through unwavering passion & sensible business principles."

In a September 25 news release, the company said the platinum rating “…confirms Kraton's ongoing status as one of the top 1% of the more than 75,000 companies evaluated by EcoVadis.” EcoVadis is an industry reference platform for evaluating how an organization has integrated the principles of sustainability into its business and management system.

"We are excited to have earned this rating for the third year in a row. This recognition validates our belief that doing good is good for business and is shared with our team, partners, and stakeholders who contribute to our vision for a more sustainable future," said Marcello Boldrini, Kraton's CEO.

EcoVadis is a provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence, and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. The EcoVadis platform and sustainability scorecards provide insight into environmental, social, and ethical risks across more than 200 purchasing categories and 160 countries. 

Its methodology provides a single framework to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance to protect brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth. 

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