Hisense Europe, manufacturer of household appliances under the Hisense and Gorenje brands, received the EcoVadis silver medal. This recoctiotion, assigned to international business, ranks the company higher than 83% of all assessed companies, confirming its commitment to sustainable business practices and the company’s continuous efforts to reduce the impact on the planet and promote social responsibility.
The company’s focus on sustainability is evident in its efforts to recycle 96% of generated waste, use 100% recyclable packaging by 2024, and reduce CO2emissions from transportation. Moreover, Hisense Europe has made significant progress over the past five years, with a 38% reduction in water consumption and a 24% reduction in electricity consumption. Regarding its products, the company expalins that «made in Europe, Hisense and Gorenje household appliances are made from excellent, environmentally sound and degradable materials and undergo rigorous testing to extend their lifespan. Another important aspect is the availability of spare parts and easy product servicing».
The EcoVadis sustainability evaluation process covers not only the environmental, but also the social and ethical performance of companies. Hisense Europe received silver for its commitment to promoting ethical business practices, such as creating equal opportunities for all and establishing a culture of knowledge sharing. Investing in the personal and professional business growth of employees is one of the key priorities, which is also reflected in education and training, for which the company allocated more than 136,000 hours in 2021, or 20 hours per employee.
«Sustainability is at the heart of our values – said Hanson Han, CEO of Hisense Europe – and we will continue to strive to reduce our impact on the environment and, as one of the key economic entities in the region, the country and beyond, to promote social responsibility. This certification is a great achievement and we are proud to be part of the EcoVadis community and to rank so highly in the ranking of evaluated companies.»