Sterling Pharma Solutions Awarded Gold Medal by EcoVadis, Recognizing Achievements in Sustainability

Sterling Pharma Solutions recently announced it has been awarded a gold medal by EcoVadis, in recognition of the company’s sustainability management system through its policies, actions, and results. The rating places Sterling in the top 4% of all companies assessed globally, and in the top 1% of pharmaceutical companies.

EcoVadis is a ratings platform that assesses a company’s sustainability based on 21 criteria across four themes: environmental, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The scorecard identifies a company’s strengths and improvement areas, giving a benchmark and globally recognized rating to its achievements. Since 2007, EcoVadis has created a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies.

“This achievement is testament to the effort and commitment that the company undertakes in improving the sustainability of our operations, including the potential environmental impact of manufacturing,” said Kevin Cook, CEO at Sterling. “We have set long and short-term sustainability goals, including an ambition to decrease our carbon footprint by half by 2025, and have made significant investments across our sites in order to achieve them.

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in providing small molecule API development and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in handling challenging chemistries. Sterling manages the most complex API challenges from proof-of-concept to commercial manufacture, as well as antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services. Sterling has four facilities employing more than 800 people: its HQ in Dudley, Northumberland, UK; a dedicated bioconjugation and ADCs facility in Deeside, North Wales, UK; and two sites in the US, in Cary, NC, and Germantown, WI. Find out more. For more information about Sterling’s commitment to sustainability, visit