Corporate Social Responsibility is a component of our business strategy and part of our company’s DNA. Our sustainability strategy focuses on 5 pillars: Labour & Human Rights, Environment, Sustainable Procurement, Business Ethics & Information Security and Product Quality & Safety.
We actively promote sustainable consumption through providing sustainable alternatives and by sharing our knowledge with our stakeholders to drive sustainable development within our industry.
We believe that by working together, we can create a sustainable future
Sourced from responsible factories
We have a large network of local and international suppliers. Every factory we work with respects our Code of Conduct, and our key manufacturers are audited for social (and environmental) compliance. This way we can ensure that our products are produced in a fair and responsible manner.
We work closely with our suppliers to address human rights, labor, health and safety and environmental issues.
We only work with suppliers who deliver the highest quality products and who are also able to offer sustainable materials, such as recycled PET or organic cotton. We stay clear from harmful chemicals that may be detrimental to human health.
Navigating complex legal waters
IGC is based all over the world. Because of our local presence, knowledge of local regulations is always available. This is the starting point for the purchasing process and ensures that client specifications will always both comply with regulations and be clearly communicated to the manufacturers. Each production process is tested and reports are made by independent laboratories to ensure compliance with local regulations. These test reports are available online for our customers.
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
In 2022 we've published our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report, giving more detail on our sustainability strategy, initiatives and accomplishments. Read the full report HERE
UN Global Compact
IGC supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. You can read more about our initiatives on our UN Global Compact profile.
EcoVadis Platinum CSR Rating
Our responsible business practices have been rated Platinum for the second consecutive year by EcoVadis in 2022. With an overall score of 81 points IGC ranks among the top 1% of all peer companies assessed by the internationally recognized Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating agency.
EcoVadis measures the quality of a company’s sustainability management system through its policies, actions and results. In order to make our activities transparent for our stakeholders, we put ourselves forward for assessment annually, the survey covers 21 criteria across four themes; Environment, Ethics, Sustainable Procurement and Labor & Human Rights.
Together for Sustainability
Together for Sustainability (TfS) has developed and implemented a global program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. TfS is a sustainability initiative of 25 multinational companies.
In 2019 a third party auditor from SGS conducted a two-day TfS audit at our site, which we successfully completed with a score of 91%. We were also selected as sustainability role models and shared a best practice on the TfS website.