EcoVadis Platinum Sustainability Awarded to Down Under Enterprises
Down Under Enterprises, an Australian-owned family business that grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native botanicals, today announced receiving EcoVadis’ prestigious Platinum Sustainability ranking. The Platinum level is reserved for the top 1% of 75,000+ businesses rated by EcoVadis globally.
The EcoVadis Platinum ranking was awarded to Down Under Enterprises for its outstanding approach to Environmental Management, Labor and Human Rights, and Ethics. The final scoring by EcoVadis puts Down Under Enterprises 60% higher than the average score for SME companies in Australia and over 71% higher than their ranking of all companies globally.
Although Down Under Enterprises has always practiced sustainable operations, their formal Sustainability journey began in earnest five years ago with the establishment of their new farming operations. In designing their state-of-the-art essential oil farms, they aligned all existing and planned activities to their proprietary Cycle of Sustainability program. Down Under then worked within the UN Sustainable Development Goals to align these activities to a global framework. In 2019, the company become a signatory to the UN Global Compact to formalise its commitment to Sustainability. In 2020, the company retained EcoVadis to audit its activities, achieving a Bronze in this inaugural year. In 2021, only the second year with EcoVadis, Down Under Enterprises’ exemplary sustainability efforts have now been formally recognised by EcoVadis, achieving the highly coveted Platinum ranking.