Published On: 2nd Nov, 2023By Categories: Holiferm News2.4 min read

Holiferm Awarded Gold EcoVadis Rating

Holiferm Limited, manufacturers of biosurfactants, have been awarded the gold rating for sustainability from EcoVadis for 2023.

Holiferm Limited’s award of a gold rating places them in the top 5% of companies assessed by EcoVadis based on sustainability practices and puts them in the 98th percentile compared to other EcoVadis scores. Holiferm Limited achieved a higher score than their rating in 2022, when they were awarded the silver rating. It just goes to show how much the company has grown and improved in their sustainability practices in such a short space of time.

Since its inception EcoVadis has become the world’s biggest sustainability rating, with more than 100,000 companies globally applying each year to be assessed. The process is a rigorous one where the company is looked at from multiple angles and assessed against a number of criteria to ensure a credible result which can be used as a benchmark across many different industries.

This recognition is a testament to Holiferm Limited’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. Receiving a Gold rating in EcoVadis is not just an accomplishment; it’s a milestone that propels the company forward in their mission to create a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable future.

Holiferm Limited’s Managing Director, Richard Lock said, “This remarkable achievement underscores our unyielding dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices. It’s a testament to the incredible team at Holiferm. Earning this Gold rating isn’t just an accolade; it’s a defining moment in our ongoing quest to pave the way for a more eco-conscious and sustainable future. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Jaime Lowe, our Technical  Business Assistant and everyone who has played a role in this journey. Together, we’re shaping a world where sustainability isn’t just a goal; it’s a way of life.”

About Holiferm

Holiferm Limited is a spin-out from the University of Manchester focused on the development of innovative and sustainable methods for the production of biosurfactants. The methods pioneered by the company aim to remove the use of harmful petrochemicals from the production process and thereby making a lasting impact on the chemical manufacturing industry. To date Holiferm Limited have managed to take their first process for sophorolipids from laboratory trials through pilot scales tests and into commercial production. The company currently produces their sophorolipids at their own commercial plant in Wallasey, UK, which has a current capacity of 1.1 KTA with plans to significantly increase this in the short term. The company also has a bespoke research and development facility in Manchester where the process are trialled and perfected. Holiferm hope to release MELs and rhamnolipids to the market to complement their sophorolipid range, which can be used in a variety of personal and home care applications.

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