Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, is celebrating gaining status as an Ethical Company, the result of a successful application to the Ethical Company Accreditation Scheme. The Aylesbury-based company scored highly in an analysis of its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, demonstrating Osmo’s commitment to customers, staff, trade colleagues and shareholders.

Applicants are subject to a stringent evaluation under the categories of Environment, Animals and People, gaining points under 15 criteria, covering topics such as environmental reporting, animal testing, and employees’ rights. Ethical Company Accreditation is awarded to organisations which obtain an outstanding overall score in an evaluation of their Corporate Social Responsibility record, and which are successfully screened against other companies within their market sectors.

Osmo can now display the Ethical Award and Ethical Company logos, providing consumers with a guarantee, that as a company, Osmo has good ethical standards.
Steve Grimwood, managing director of Osmo UK, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to add this acclaimed title to our achievements, particularly as it highlights our approach to our customers, colleagues, and the environment, of which we are immensely proud.”

The Ethical Company Organisation’s research and screening process also applies to the applicant’s ultimate holding company and any subsidiaries. The procedure is repeated annually to ensure that the record of companies holding the Ethical Company Accreditation award remains up to date.  Successful applicants have license to use the Ethical Company logo on letterheads, websites, and other promotional material.