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Groupe SEB achieves prestigious EcoVadis Platinum Rating for all of its brands including WMF, Schaerer and Curtis

Juliette Sicot-Crevet, Sustainable Development Director of Groupe SEB: “This assessment is the culmination of all the efforts made in terms of social and environmental responsibilities in our activities and supply chain”

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GEISLINGEN/STEIGE (Germany) – Groupe SEB has been awarded the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum rating, the highest rating in existence, placing it in the top 1% of companies assessed. The rating covers all consumer and professional brands of the Group. SEB Professional, as a part of Groupe SEB, is comprehensively encompassed within this rating with all its brands and products including WMF, Schaerer, and Curtis.

The rating is based not only on sustainable practices in the field of environmental stewardship, but also in those of social responsibility and ethical business practices – from ethical standards to procurement and customer engagement.

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Platinum for Groupe SEB – with an EcoVadis score of 78/100 points, Groupe SEB, which has its headquarters in Écully near Lyon in France and manufactures electrical and household appliances in over 160 countries, is more than 30 points above the average of companies assessed in its sector.

This puts Groupe SEB along with its all brands in the Top 1% of companies evaluated. Groupe SEB was awarded the highest rating in existence on Group level, which means that the EcoVadis Platinum rating encompasses every segment, every brand and every product of the group, including the professional coffee brands WMF, Schaerer and Curtis.

Juliette Sicot-Crevet, Sustainable Development Director of Groupe SEB, comments: “This assessment is the culmination of all the efforts made in terms of social and environmental responsibilities in our activities and supply chain.”

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The EcoVadis sustainability rating

EcoVadis is the world’s largest global CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) performance assessment platform, providing ratings for companies based on their sustainable practices across four pillars: Environment, Social & Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Purchasing. As the largest provider of sustainability ratings worldwide, EcoVadis evaluates over 100,000 companies in 200 industries and more than 175 countries.

The increasing market relevance of the EcoVadis sustainability rating shows that there is a growing awareness of and demand for documentation of progress in the field of sustainability.

About WMF

For over 170 years, WMF has been dedicated to achieving the perfect balance of design, functionality and quality. In its field, WMF Professional Coffee Machines is one of the world’s leading suppliers, and it aims to be first choice worldwide for professional coffee solutions. The “Made in Germany” quality seal guarantees premium products and innovative strength combined with the highest performance and reliability.

As a result, WMF Professional Coffee Machines offers just the right concept for every business model in the coffee sector – from high-performance fully automatic machines for coffee specialities and filter machines right through to semi-automatic portafilters and innovative digitalisation concepts.

Moreover, national and international customers alike benefit from high-quality consulting and service, based on the largest in-house service organisation for professional coffee machines in Europe. In 2016, the WMF brand became part of the French SEB Groupe.

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