HMD Global, the largest European smartphone manufacturer, has announced another major milestone: attaining a very impressive Platinum EcoVadis 2023 Sustainability Rating for the second year in a row. The Finland-based company is in the top 1% of businesses and 98% of companies audited for their commitment to sustainable practices in the manufacturing of communications equipment.
“We are thrilled to receive the Eco Vadis Platinum Sustainability rating for the second year running. Combined with a steadfast commitment to delivering high-quality, affordable mobile devices to consumers around the world, every single one of us at HMD is excited for our future of designing innovative products that endure, reducing electronic waste, helping people keep their mobile devices for longer and making a positive impact on the planet,” said Jean-Francois Baril, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of HMD Global.
The new milestone by HMD follows closely on the recent announcement of its transition to a new multi-brand portfolio strategy, in which the company would begin selling its own branded mobile phones in future. “I am thrilled to announce a significant milestone in HMD’s evolution – we are establishing an original HMD brand. You can expect to see a new portfolio of HMD branded mobile devices, as well as Nokia devices and collaboration with exciting new partners. True to our values, HMD will continue to design for a more sustainable and affordable future for people. We will craft technology that is obsessed with the user experience and anticipates people’s needs,” Jean-Francois Baril stated recently on his Linkedin page.
EcoVadis, recognised globally as among the most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings, are evidence based and cover four sustainability themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. At HMD, we are passionate about creating value for people, partners, and planet.
The Platinum Rating signals the company’s advanced structured and proactive sustainability approach. It serves as an indicator of positive intent as assessed companies strive to improve their sustainability management performance and drive impact. Last year, HMD secured a Platinum EcoVadis Rating.