GEKA takes gold award for sustainability

GEKA’s branch in Elgin, Illinois, has been awarded a Gold EcoVadis Medal, placing it in the top 5% of companies assessed

Earning an ‘advanced’ rating in overall sustainability performance, the high-precision beauty application provider is marking the latest milestone on its journey towards more responsible practices.

EcoVadis is the largest provider of business sustainability ratings, assessing over 75’000 companies worldwide. The organisation’s experts evaluated GEKA Manufacturing Corporation, confirming industry-leading ratings in four key areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

“We are immensely proud of this award and I would like to thank our dedicated teams for making this possible,” says Brad Thompson, Site Manager at GEKA Elgin.

“At GEKA we are driven by our mission to be a world-leading provider of sustainable beauty application solutions. Working closely with our partners, we strive to continually make our supply chains and manufacturing activities more environmentally friendly and to provide an inspiring and safe place to work for our colleagues.”

GEKA designs and manufactures high-precision beauty application solutions for liquid cosmetics, counting some of the beauty industry’s most prolific names among its customers. Many of its market-leading brushes, applicators and packaging systems are made with recycled and bio-based materials.

Sustainable product features include caps in post-consumer plastics such as 100% PCR-polypropylene (PP), bottles molded in 100% PCR-polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and mascara wands made from 100% renewable raw materials derived from the castor oil plant.

“GEKA is always looking for new ways to innovate and develop products from renewable resources. We are committed to creating a cleaner future and it is rewarding to see our efforts recognised by leading international ratings organisations such as EcoVadis,” says Florent Lafond, GEKA CEO.

With a dedicated sustainability roadmap in place, the Gold EcoVadis Medal is part of the company’s significant push towards creating a more responsible cosmetics industry.

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