Houweling Group achieves silver EcoVadis sustainability certificate

The Houweling Group has been awarded the silver EcoVadis sustainability certificate. This means the packaging supplier from Bleiswijk belongs in the top 25% of companies worldwide in terms of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

‘Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are part of our DNA,’ said Erik Forsten, QSHE manager at the Houweling Group. ‘With our efforts, we hope to contribute to a more sustainable world and inspire others to take similar action as well.’


EcoVadis is an independent organisation that evaluates the CSR policy of companies. The EcoVadis label is recognised in over 160 countries, and each year companies in almost 200 different sectors are evaluated. The Houweling Group was awarded a silver sustainability certificate from EcoVadis in the 2022 corporate social responsibility assessment.

Circular business management

The evaluation focusses on 21 themes, arranged in four categories: the environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable purchasing. A general score and four individual scores reflect the evaluation and allow comparison with other companies. The Houweling Group received a good score in each of the four categories. The company is striving to achieve the ultimate form of circular business management, which is evident in all its daily activities.

Sustainability  platform

EcoVadis not only evaluates companies, it also offers a communal platform, universal scorecards, benchmarks and tools to improve performance in the field of sustainability. The evaluations and tools enable companies to manage the risks and encourage eco-innovations in their global production chains. EcoVadis is one of the world’s largest organisations for sustainability ratings and collaborates with more than 65,000 companies. The EcoVadis solution has been chosen by huge global multinationals to evaluate their global supplier basis.

About Houweling Group

The Houweling Group is a family-run company that has protected people, plants and products since 1925. We ensure a safe environment, now and in the future. We do this for our current business relations and future generations, with subsidiaries in several countries. Our packaging protects products and their environment, and our clothing allows the wearer to work safely. Our services save on fossil fuel raw materials, and our products stimulate plant growth.