A wet-wipe manufacturer headquartered in Flint, has received the highest rating for its sustainability achievements.

EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings, has awarded Nice-Pak a Platinum rating, placing it in the top one per cent of more than 90,000 companies across over 200 industries, in over 175 countries.

The company's sustainability policies, initiatives and results were analysed according to 21 criteria across four categories, including environment, labour and human rights, sustainable procurement and ethics.

Robert Woodall, managing director at Nice-Pak International, said: "Nice-Pak have extended our leadership position by putting our bold environmental and ethical commitments into action at a global level. Sustainability forms part of our core values, it is essential to the long-term vision of our business and indeed the future of the wipes industry.

"We deliver sustainable solutions that our customers can trust. By pioneering innovations in sustainable products and packaging we support our own and our customers' corporate and ethical ambitions. We are thrilled that our business, which is underpinned by sustainable business practices, has been recognised in this way. Special thanks to our teams who work tirelessly for continuous improvement."

Platinum sustainability rating for Nice-Pak..

Platinum sustainability rating for Nice-Pak..

Producing wipes for seven out of the top 10 of the leading personal care brands, Nice-Pak has successfully partnered with brands and retailers to launch plastic-free wipes, meaning that the majority of products supplied to the UK market are sustainable and free from plastic.

With an overall score of 76/100 the company reached the top one percentile, indicating sustainability performance has improved at a faster pace than the network average. Key improvements since last year's gold rating have been made across the environment and labour and human rights categories.

Notable actions include the move to 100 per cent renewable electricity across all three European sites, and the quest for carbon neutrality by 2030. The company was also recognised for its policies and practices in relation to diversity, equality and action on sustainable supply chains.

• EcoVadis' business sustainability ratings are based on international sustainability standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and the ISO 26000 standard.

The ratings provide an evidenced-based analysis on performance and an actionable roadmap for continuous improvement.