The 2019 Sustainability Report demonstrates our latest commitments and concrete actions toward a sustainable future. Throughout 2019, our company, EcoVadis, saw significant growth, reaching more than 600 employees and a total of 65,000 rated companies. Like nearly every business in the world, the COVID pandemic touched our direct operations and challenged our policies and systems for supporting our workforce and business. We are convinced that our own sustainability efforts through 2019 helped us immensely and rendered us more resilient when the crisis hit earlier this year.
The 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact continue to act as the foundation of our sustainability commitments. As a sustainability rating agency, business ethics are a top priority, and we’re continuing to ensure optimal working conditions for our employees while limiting our impact on the environment. To help achieve this year’s goals, we’ve built a sustainability strategy that comprises formalized policies, key performance indicators and measurable actions.
It is encouraging to see the positive changes made by companies who we’ve worked with. Our customers are continuously finding new ways to drive sustainability, minimize impact and improve working conditions for their employees. We look forward to continuing to improve our own tools and processes to help contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future.