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Rotterdam, 30 October 2019 - Centrient Pharmaceuticals, the global leader in the production and commercialisation of sustainable antibiotics, next-generation statins and anti-fungals, is proud to announce it has received a Gold Sustainability rating from EcoVadis. This affirms Centrient Pharmaceuticals’ commitment to environmental and social sustainability and underlines its position as a sustainable leader in the generics pharmaceutical industry.

The Gold Sustainability rating ranks Centrient Pharmaceuticals in the top 4% of the companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations industry.

'We are very proud that EcoVadis has awarded Centrient with a Gold rating', says Karl Rotthier, CEO at Centrient Pharmaceuticals. 'Our efforts as a sustainability leader in our generics industry are being recognised by a renowned independent third party. This further demonstrates why our customers and partners can trust our sustainability credentials.'

'We are at the forefront of sustainable production of antibiotics with the use of our proprietary, environmentally friendly technologies. We have now reached our target of the highest Ecovadis rating possible. However, our commitment does not stop here. As a leader in our industry we are continuously striving for further improvements in each of the areas of Environment, Sustainable Procurement, Fair Labour and Human Rights, and Ethics', Mr Rotthier continues.

Centrient Pharmaceuticals’ products help millions of people to fight life-threatening illnesses and live healthier lives. Sustainability is at the heart of everything the company does, with priorities set on reducing environmental impact, improving human health and social impact, and combating further spread of AMR (antimicrobial resistance).

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, providing detailed assessments of business’ environmental, social and ethical performance. Annually, EcoVadis assesses around 55,000 suppliers from 155 countries and 198 purchasing categories.

The EcoVadis criteria are built on international CSR standards including the United Nations Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), ISO 26000 and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.