Barentz North America recently announced that it has been granted Gold Level recognition from EcoVadis for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program. This is the sixth consecutive year that Barentz North America has received EcoVadis certification for its ESG program.

Through the comprehensive EcoVadis CSR (corporate social responsibility) assessment, Barentz North America was rated on 21 CSR indicators within Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement categories. After being evaluated on how well these CSR principals are integrated into its ISO certification and NACD Responsible Distribution practices, as well as its corporate policies and practices, Barentz North America was presented with a Gold Level recognition, placing it in the top 93rd percentile of all globally rated ESG programs.

“The EcoVadis review is an important independent third-party assessment of our Environmental, Social and Governance program,” said Scott Simmons, global director of ESG for Barentz North America. “We are extremely proud to be again recognized by EcoVadis for our efforts in these areas. We take our responsibilities to our customers, communities, and employees seriously. The continued recognition from EcoVadis demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ESG. We look forward to continuing to grow our ESG programs in 2022 and beyond.”

EcoVadis’ mission is to make sustainability performance measurable, to make transparency a scalable and efficient process for both suppliers and customers, and to facilitate continuous improvement and innovation. The methodology for rating companies is built on: the Global Reporting Initiative; the United Nations Global Compact; and the ISO 26000, which covers 198 spend categories and 155 countries.

For more information, visit