Encore Earns Bronze Medal from Globally Recognised Sustainability Platform, EcoVadis

May 8, 2024
News Release

Encore announced today it received a bronze medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Awarded during Earth Week, this medal applies to all Encore global operations, including international subsidiaries and Hargrove from Encore.

Encore earned a place in the top 11% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the Conventions and Tradeshows sector and in the 83rd percentile of 125,000 companies rated globally.

EcoVadis is the global standard for business sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis assessment evaluates 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.

“We know that our customers are looking for partners that share an interest in taking care of people, the planet and demonstrating corporate responsibility and we are proud to be making meaningful strides in those areas,” said Patrick Sullivan, Global Director of Sustainability at Encore. “EcoVadis is a globally recognised benchmark of performance related to a company’s sustainability practices and to be recognised with a bronze medal shows our commitment. We are genuinely encouraged by the acknowledgement from EcoVadis to recognise our global efforts on our sustainable and social impact journey.”

Encores areas of success include outstanding policies in all four core themes (environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement), demonstrated results to promote diversity and inclusion to prevent discrimination, actions to support employee health and safety and career development, and measures to monitor and reduce consumption and emissions.

Encore has been certified at a regional level in APAC (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong) and DACHNL (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Netherlands), and EMEA (France and Monaco, UAE, UK) in previous years. 

Scott Nodsle, Managing Director, International Operations which covers APAC and EMEA commented,

“We’re delighted to have received the global EcoVadis medal. This honour reflects the dedication and hard work of our Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) teams around the world, who are striving to make Encore a more sustainable company.

We recognise that our venue partners and clients are increasingly investing in sustainable practices and choosing suppliers and partners who share their commitment. This award is a significant step in showing that we are on the right track.”

EcoVadis’ business sustainability ratings are based on international sustainability standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and the ISO 26000 standard. The ratings provide an evidenced-based analysis on performance and an actionable roadmap for continuous improvement. Read more about Encore’s responsible business program, Committed to our People and Planet.