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Teknos receives EcoVadis gold medal for sustainability performance, ranking in the top five per cent among companies globally

By Cision   


Teknos has been granted the EcoVadis gold medal for its sustainability performance in 2021. This places Teknos within the top five per cent of 90,000 companies that are rated by EcoVadis across the globe. Over 90,000 companies in over 160 countries have already been assessed on the EcoVadis’ platform.

In EcoVadis companies are assessed based on four categories: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Teknos performed best in the Environmental part with a score of 80/100 and reached a good level also in Labor and Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of Teknos’ strategy, and the company aims for being the most sustainable coatings solutions provider in the industry. In the past few years Teknos has invested heavily in developing its sustainability practices. The EcoVadis gold medal is confirmation of this commitment, says Paula Salastie, CEO and Owner of Teknos Group:

“We are pleased that our persistent work in developing our operations and products to be more sustainable has been recognized with the EcoVadis gold medal. To be included in the top 5% of all companies is a great milestone for us and proves our strong commitment towards sustainability for our external and internal stakeholders. Being able to improve from bronze to gold level within just a few years is a significant step forward and shows us that our direction is right. At the same time, this recognition will also inspire us to aim even higher,” Salastie states.


“For us being sustainable is more than emissions. It is also about creating a great place to work and long term relationships with all our stakeholders. This is measured by proudness of being part of the Teknos Family”, Salastie continues.

In its Sustainability program, Teknos will continue to focus on mitigating climate impact, ensuring safety and well-being of its personnel and other stakeholders and finding sustainable solutions to tackle raw material scarcity not only in procurement, but also with life cycle thinking. Participation in EcoVadis also allows for transparency to the whole value chain as it enables Teknos customers to monitor Teknos’ sustainability performance and manage sustainability risks.

EcoVadis is one of the most trusted and largest provider of independent sustainability ratings. In the EcoVadis network, 90,000 companies have already been assessed to impact positively on the environment, to foster transparency and to drive innovation.

Teknos is a global coatings company with operations in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and the USA. It employs approximately 1,800 people and the net sales for 2021 was EUR 419 million. Teknos is one of the leading suppliers of industrial coatings with a strong position in retail and architectural coatings. Teknos wants to make the world last longer by providing smart, technically advanced paint and coating solutions to protect and prolong. Teknos always works in close cooperation with its customers. It was established in 1948, and is one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. For further information, visit


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