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5. Socially responsible

Our license to operate is a value chain that takes care of the health and wellbeing of all stakeholders. Therefore it is always a part of the assessments in our Sustainability Compass.

About the Sustainability Compass

Maximum score

For determination of the social responsibility of a raw material or product, a maximum of 30 points can be reached. Where both the country of origin of a raw material is taking into account as well as the product safety

Calculating the score

Per aspect the final score is a percentage calculated by dividing the actual score by the maximum score. In case of a Product the maximum score is 30, in case of a Raw Material this is 30 for this aspect.

Example calculation

You are calculating the score for a Product.

  • The country of Origin has a BSCI score of 75
  • There are legally binding limits and documentation available, no information on packaging
  • The material is processed in a country with a BSCI score of 91
  • There is no third party certification

The determination of Socially responsible for this example would be: (5+5+10+0) / 30 = 67%.


When databases or certifications are needed to determine the score these are mentioned per aspect and explained in the Glossary. Specific references, used to determine thresholds are also mentioned and explained in the Glossary.

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