Kautex earns Platinum rating from EcoVadis

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect our Platinum rating confirmed in June 2024.

Kautex Textron has taken a crucial next step in our sustainability journey with the incredible achievement of moving from a Bronze to Platinum rating from EcoVadis.  

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EcoVadis is the world’s biggest provider of sustainability ratings – assessing more than 130,000 companies from over 180 countries. EcoVadis asseses companies based on their performance in four key categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Achieving this Platinum rating places us among the top 1% of large companies evaluated by EcoVadis. This rating reflects our exceptional performance and improvement across these areas. 

In 2021, Kautex was awarded a Bronze rating from EcoVadis right as we were beginning to earnestly pursue our sustainability journey. In 2024, we saw improvement across all four categories with the most improvement in the Sustainable Procurement showing the work which has been put into engaging our suppliers toward a sustainable future.  

Our Director of Energy & Sustainability Sophie Louis stated, “This was honestly a pleasant surprise and the result of a great cross-functional effort across many weeks between Human Resources, Legal, EHS, and the Sustainability teams."  

While we certainly celebrate this achievement, we know that our planet can’t be better unless we are better and are excited to build upon our journey laid out in our Sustainability Roadmap.  

Hoang Thi Do, Manager Sustainability for Kautex said, “We cannot improve what we have not measured and reported about. Therefore, this Platinum medal is really encouraging and shows that we are on the right path towards more sustainability.” 

 Sustainability remains one of our key business pillars and a practice we bring every day at work. For more on our sustainability news, please visit our Insights page.

About Kautex

At Kautex, we are driving the future. As a Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 13 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of automotive plastic fuel systems, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products and data-driven services to our customers, including thermoplastic composite and composite-metal hybrid battery systems. From a lightweight battery system to a hybrid fuel system to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility.

Our employees are part of a global community committed to solving customer needs, leveraging diverse skillsets, making sustainability a differentiator, embracing the diversity that is part of a global, multi-industry leader and creating an environment where employees can build a dynamic career. Together, we are reimagining the future of mobility.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

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