Premium fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier SVZ International is again celebrating sustainability success, having been named best performer in the food and beverage sector in Ecovadis’s 2018 Sustainability Leadership awards for the second consecutive year. Spearheading progress in sustainability practices and innovation throughout the food supply chain, SVZ joins an exclusive group of organisations that have not only received EcoVadis’s highest CSR rating, but are at the forefront of sustainability efforts within their industries.

Announced at the annual Sustain conference in Paris, the award evaluated several criteria including: energy consumption, working conditions and sustainable agriculture practices throughout the supply chain. The award win follows SVZ’s pledge to achieve 100 percent sustainable sourcing by 2030.

Jobien Laurijssen, sustainability manager at SVZ comments: “This award makes us all very proud. To us, it is additional and independent recognition of all our efforts to make the food and beverage industry more sustainable every day. As a key player in the industry, we believe that we have the responsibility to drive change and support our partners and customers in placing all aspects of sustainability at the centre of their operations.”

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