Published on 18/06/2020

EcoVadis certification: ARMOR is awarded the gold medal

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Quality assessment of the CSR management system
EcoVadis is a business CSR performance rating provider. To generate these ratings, it uses a shared platform used by 65,000 customers in 160 countries and 200 different business sectors. The entered data are processed by an analysis software backed by various databases and verified by qualified employees. The objective of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) assessment methodology used by EcoVadis is to assess the quality of a company's CSR management system through its policies, initiatives and results. The assessment considers a spectrum of CSR topics, arranged into four themes: Environment, Social and Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Purchasing. Each theme has its own specific criteria (energy, product life cycle, procurement, data management, social practices, etc.)
A gold medal for ARMOR
The gold medal won by ARMOR further to the EcoVadis assessment applies to the group as a whole, all business streams combined. It signifies "Advanced CSR Performance" and is awarded to organizations obtaining an overall score greater than 65/100. This distinction reflects that the company has adopted a structured and proactive CSR approach. Including commitments, policies and concrete actions on major topics with detailed information regarding implementation. It is the result of multiple initiatives and of a collaborative effort at all levels of the company to demonstrate accountability in terms of the environment, society, ethics as well as in purchasing. 
CSR at ARMOR: the demand for quality and transparency
In 2011, ARMOR instituted a CSR self-diagnosis and a "values approach" which have identified areas for improvement and translated them into an action plan. The latter uses data monitoring and analysis to provide an overall view of ARMOR Group's performance in terms of societal innovation, both on social and environmental levels and through its societal involvement. Thus, ARMOR publishes a yearly CSR report which presents, in full transparency, the results along with their analysis, good practices and the action plan to achieve the set objectives. 
“This report has been designed to describe the links between society's challenges and our company's contributions, efforts and successes, in addition to areas in which we mustimprove”, states Annabelle Guillet, CSR Manager at ARMOR. “The company of the 21st century must be committed, or be no more. Social responsibility is now an integral part of our corporate culture at ARMOR.We call this commitment Socially Responsible Innovation”, states Hubert de Boisredon, CEO of ARMOR.