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SATO France in Top Tenth Percentile for Sustainability in Labels Manufacturing in EcoVadis Rating

Mar 15, 2024

TEMPLEMARS, FRANCE – SATO France S.A.S., a leader in the production of high-quality labels, is pleased to announce the achievement of the EcoVadis Silver Medal recognition for corporate social responsibility, reaching the first quartile of the ranking.

SATO France is among the top eight percent of companies evaluated by EcoVadis in the “Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard” category in terms of environmental impact. It also ranked the top 12 percent of companies evaluated by EcoVadis in the same category for the Social & Human Rights domain.

EcoVadis is an industry leader in the field of sustainability ratings, screening 1.6 million companies and rating over 100,000. Its sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across over 200 purchasing categories in over 175 countries.

Benoit GOURLAY, General Manager of SATO France, stated, 'SATO stands out in its category as a company committed to sustainability with a long-term vision. We are proud to have demonstrated the strength of this approach with EcoVadis and are committed to continuous improvement. With our corporate values that place sustainability at the center, we will continue our efforts, dedicating ourselves to a more sustainable future for both the operations of SATO and, through our products, enabling customers to adopt an increasingly environmentally responsible approach to their labelling and identification solutions.'

Birénam AGNALA, Deputy Director of SATO France, responsible for the deployment of the CSR development plan at the local level, added, “Sustainability is deeply embedded in the DNA of SATO France. This recognition reflects our desire to take our CSR efforts to the next level. In the future, we aim to achieve the EcoVadis Gold Medal and will simultaneously pursue other ESG-related certifications and recognitions for workplace satisfaction, quality management and environmental preservation.“

SATO France made machinery upgrades with the addition of an ABG Omega Converter 530 in April 2023, which is installed in its expanded production facility.

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is one of the leading assessors of companies' commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Companies are assessed based on CSR criteria covering the environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable sourcing. The awarding of the EcoVadis Medal is a distinction for companies that have high standards for these criteria. EcoVadis is the most reputable CSR rating agency globally, covering over 200 industries in more than 150 countries. This agency evaluates tens of thousands of companies seeking to improve their sustainability performance. EcoVadis assesses a company's CSR policy based on multiple management indicators, relying on 21 sustainability criteria and 4 themes: Environment, Social and Human Rights, Ethics, and Responsible Purchasing.

About SATO France S.A.S.

SATO France S.A.S. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SATO Holdings Corporation that was established in 1977. It operates in France and Maghreb countries to provide total end-to-end solutions for customers comprising the best SATO products integrated with offerings from partners.

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