Scores in the top 25 percentile of all companies participating worldwide.
Oslo, Norway (February 17, 2022) -Airthings, global leaders in indoor air quality solutions, has received a Silver rating from EcoVadis, the most trusted business sustainability ratings organization. Using their evidence-based assessment, EcoVadis ranks companies on a scale of 0-100 according to four different categories: environment, ethics, labor & human rights, and sustainable procurement. The cumulative weighted scores from these categories are then used to assign companies one of the following levels: no designation, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded a silver ranking, putting us in the top 25% of companies scored, especially as this is our first year being considered," said Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “We have a strong focus on improving our score, and are encouraged by the initial rating.”
What is EcoVadis?
EcoVadis rates over 85,000 companies in more than 160 countries in 200+ industries. The breadth of companies covered by their universal rating system allows for not only easy cross-company comparison but also comparison across the supply chain, helping companies find sustainable suppliers and track impact throughout their value chain.
The mission of EcoVadis is to develop a system to enable companies to make sustainable decisions, reduce risk, and improve social outcomes and performance. Their network both increases transparency and helps connect the global marketplace of leading sustainable companies; and it can help Airthings become even more sustainable and socially responsible.
Next up for Airthings and EcoVadisNow that Airthings has received the results, the organization has clear guidelines on how to improve in order to reach a gold status. Additionally, as a member of the EcoVadis network, Airthings can use their platform to find partners and suppliers that align with Airthings’ values. This is especially important as the company continues to grow and expand its offering. With each new supplier or partner, there’s a chance to improve the overall sustainability of the supply chain.
“We see that our current strengths are our environmental and human rights, diversity and inclusion policies,” said Erwin Hasselbrinck, Airthings’ Sustainability Manager. “Additionally, we scored well due to our relatively low carbon emissions and detailed product life cycle assessments. We plan to continue working in this area and develop plans to tackle any of our potential environmental and social risks.”
Throughout 2021, Airthings has put a lot of thought into its sustainability efforts to become a more environmentally responsible, circular, and people-focused company. In addition to the EcoVadis news, some other highlights from last year include its extensive life-cycle assessment (LCAs) on all products, launching the Air for Kids program, and the development of new sustainability policies and principles. 2021 laid the quantitative baseline for sustainability at Airthings and now the company can continue to build upon it as it grows. The company’s upcoming annual Sustainability Report will be released in April, find last year’s report here.
About AirthingsAirthings is a global technology company and producer of award-winning radon and indoor air quality monitors for homeowners, businesses, and professionals. Founded in 2008, Airthings is on a mission to ensure that people around the world recognize the impact of indoor air quality and take control of their health through simple, affordable, and accurate technology solutions while optimizing energy consumption in buildings. Airthings’ products have made radon detection and indoor air quality monitoring easy to deploy, accurate, and user friendly, and have received several accolades including the TIME's Best Inventions award and CES Innovation Award Honors. Headquartered in the heart of Oslo, Norway, and with offices in the US and Sweden the company has over 140 employees from more than 30 nationalities—and counting. To see the full range of Airthings indoor air quality monitors and radon detectors or to learn more about the importance of continuous air quality monitoring, please visit airthings.com.
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