By Graham Bromley
Gold with EcoVadis
Hobbs have once again been awarded the prestigious Gold Sustainability Rating by EcoVadis for 2023.
We were rated in the 97th percentile of over 100,000 organisations audited globally by EcoVadis, and in the top 1% of companies in the printing industry.
Who are EcoVadis?
EcoVadis are a global evaluator who enable us to measure our performance against international standards, motivating us to continually improve to maintain the demanding Gold Rating.
EcoVadis’ rigorous evaluation requires substantial evidence and we were pleased to score highly across their four core criteria: Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
Greenhouse gas targets
We have set ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) targets with Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi): 42% by 2030 (based on 2020 levels), with a 35% reduction achieved by July 2022.
As of January 2024 we have reached our Scope 1 and 2 targets, and are working on reducing Scope 3 emissions by 90% by 2050.
Supply chain engagement
We are actively engaging with our major suppliers to ensure they also reduce their environmental impact, ultimately benefiting our clients’ Scope 3 GHG emissions.
Suppliers have told us that we are the first printing company to be asking for data and metrics in relation to their emissions and sustainability standards.
Sustainable Print presentation
In our role as advocates for sustainable practices, we are delivering Sustainable Print presentations to our clients.
If you would like to book a Sustainable Print presentation for your team, either in-person or remotely, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.