CommScope Earns Gold Sustainability Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year

6_Zuzana-Pospechova Zuzana Pospechova December 12, 2019

19_EcoVadis_CSR_RatingCommScope’s ongoing commitment and strong focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year with a Gold rating by EcoVadis, a global provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains.

CLICK TO TWEET: At CommScope, we give it our all. Zuzi Pospechova explains how the company received a Gold rating from EcoVadis four years in a row for its CSR efforts.

CommScope's Gold rating indicates advanced sustainability performance and engagement, putting us in the top five percent of all companies assessed, and in the top three percent within our industry category (communication equipment manufacturing).

At CommScope, our uncompromising commitment to corporate responsibility is core to who we are. Coupled with our culture of integrity and innovation, our dedication ensures that we create a business we can all be proud of,” said William Pleasant, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. “We are proud of the progress we are making on corporate responsibility, and the EcoVadis Gold rating further demonstrates our leadership in this critical business area.”

EcoVadis conducts the annual CSR assessment on behalf of many CommScope customers to evaluate how well a company has integrated CSR principles into their business and management system. The assessment considers a range of CSR issues, which are grouped into four themes:

  • Environment: involving energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; materials, chemicals and waste; product sustainability and more.
  • Labor and human rights: regarding employee health and safety; working conditions; diversity, discrimination and harassment; child labor; forced labor and more.
  • Ethics: regarding corruption and bribery; anti-competitive practices and responsible information management.
  • Sustainable procurement: supplier environmental practices; supplier social practices.

The EcoVadis methodology is aligned to international CSR standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also known as the Ruggie Framework.

Sustainability performance is a high priority for CommScope as we utilize our EcoVadis assessment results to drive continuous improvement. Our CommScope Sustainability philosophy embraces our core values and enables us to push the boundaries of technology to create the world’s most advanced networks while respecting our people and our planet.

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About the Author

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Zuzana Pospechova

Zuzana Pospechova is the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Based in Richardson, TX, Ms. Pospechova has been in this position for the past five years. She previously worked in the environment, health and safety field at the company’s facilities in Brno, Czech Republic and Lochgelly, Scotland. She assumed the role for global environment, health and safety within the ACCG group before moving into her current role. Ms. Pospechova has a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University VUT Brno.