Geiger Makes Commitments to Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Lewiston, Maine, April 15, 2021: Top 10 distributor Geiger has joined the United Nations Global Compact and has been awarded a gold medal from EcoVadis during a recent sustainability assessment, placing them in the top 5% of all companies assessed.
The UN Global Compact aims to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. Participating organizations commit to doing business responsibly and to discovering opportunities to innovate and solve societal and global challenges. Over 10,000 companies have joined the UN Global Compact since it was launched in 2000.
EcoVadis assesses businesses on the quality of their sustainability practices, intensively rating environmental, social and ethical performance. The mission of EcoVadis is to provide an impartial standard to recognize the accomplishments of sustainable businesses and inform the decision-making of prospective clients. As of 2020, they have assessed the performance and practices of more than 75,000 companies.
Geiger joined the EcoVadis program in 2019 and was awarded a silver medal. Following their assessment in March of 2021 they have been awarded for the first time the prestigious gold medal – the result of several months of targeted work by the Geiger team looking at improving working practices across key areas including Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. According to Vicky Kinasz, Managing Director of Geiger’s UK-based team, “The evidence submitted each year must show implemented processes and demonstrated results. I am very proud of the team and of how we have worked to improve our operations in these areas since the start.” In addition, Vicky said “The EcoVadis process has been very good at highlighting improvement areas to focus on and helping to put in place real, tangible actions that make a difference.”
“The combination of being a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the gold level achievement with Ecovadis represents our ongoing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility,” states Chris McKee, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We look forward to continuing to support and invest in efforts such as these on behalf of our clients, associates, and communities.”
Headquartered in Lewiston, Maine, Geiger is the largest family-owned and managed promotional products distributor in the world. Geiger operates from offices across the US and Europe and is affiliated with over 450 independent sales representatives. Geiger is a socially conscientious company, providing proactive, comprehensive marketing solutions to their clients.