Groupe SEB achieves EcoVadis Platinum Rating – including the professional brands WMF, Schaerer and Curtis

Groupe SEB has been awarded the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum rating, the highest rating in existence, placing it in the Top 1% of companies assessed. The rating covers all consumer and professional brands of the Group.

SEB Professional, as a part of Groupe SEB, is comprehensively encompassed within this rating with all its brands and products including WMF, Schaerer, and Curtis. The rating is based not only on sustainable practices in the field of environmental stewardship, but also in those of social responsibility and ethical business practices – from ethical standards to procurement and customer engagement.

With an EcoVadis score of 78/100 points, Groupe SEB, which has its headquarters in Écully near Lyon in France and manufactures electrical and household appliances in over 160 countries, is more than 30 points above the average of companies assessed in its sector. This puts Groupe SEB along with its all brands in the Top 1% of companies evaluated.

Groupe SEB was awarded the highest rating in existence on Group level, which means that the EcoVadis Platinum rating encompasses every segment, every brand and every product of the group, including the professional coffee brands WMF, Schaerer and Curtis.

Sustainable Development Director of Groupe SEB Juliette Sicot-Crevet commented: “This assessment is the culmination of all the efforts made in terms of social and environmental responsibilities in our activities and supply chain.”

EcoVadis is the world’s largest global CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) performance assessment platform, providing ratings for companies based on their sustainable practices across four pillars: Environment, Social & Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Purchasing.

As the largest provider of sustainability ratings worldwide, EcoVadis evaluates over 100,000 companies in 200 industries and more than 175 countries. The increasing market relevance of the EcoVadis sustainability rating shows that there is a growing awareness of and demand for documentation of progress in the field of sustainability.