BDA Secures Gold Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis

June 5 2023

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA), a leading Merchandise Agency™ for renowned brands like Major League Baseball, Johnson & Johnson, and Mercedes Benz, has achieved a Gold-level rating from EcoVadis for its North American operations. EcoVadis is a prominent sustainability ratings provider that collaborates with over 100,000 companies worldwide, assessing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. The Gold rating is the second-highest level of recognition and acknowledges BDA’s strong commitment to sustainability.

BDA’s European operations had previously received a Platinum EcoVadis rating in October, and this latest achievement demonstrates the company’s dedication to sustainable practices across its global footprint.

EcoVadis evaluates companies on various criteria, including environmental factors, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. BDA excelled in each category, placing the company in the 94th percentile, signifying it as one of the top 6 percent of companies assessed.

Jay Deutsch, CEO and Co-founder of BDA, expressed pride in the team’s dedication to a better tomorrow and recognized the company’s longstanding commitment to responsible business practices. BDA has a history of prioritizing environmental responsibility, and over a decade ago, it played a pivotal role in founding an advocacy group within the industry, ensuring a focus on both product safety and the long-term well-being of the planet.

The Gold rating highlights BDA’s continuous efforts to enhance sustainability, including comprehensive environmental practices, ethical business conduct, employee health and wellness initiatives, and the forthcoming publication of the company’s first annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report.

This recognition underscores BDA’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business operations across its North American and European divisions.

About BDA

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA), is an award-winning modern Merchandise Agency™ for iconic brands, providing customized marketing, merchandising, e-commerce, and fulfillment solutions for major sports and entertainment properties and Fortune 1000 enterprises. A global firm with over 36 years of experience, BDA operates over 100 locations in 50 cities around the globe. Clients like Dell, ExxonMobil, The Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, and Major League Baseball rely on BDA to activate, motivate, and promote their events, employees, and brands. For more information on the power of merchandise, visit

About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is a purpose-led company whose mission is to provide robust and trusted business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert intelligence and evidence-based ratings to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. Its actionable scorecards, benchmarks, carbon action tools, and insights guide an improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices across 200 industry categories and 175 countries. Industry leaders such as Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH, Salesforce, Bridgestone, BASF and JPMorgan are among the 100,000 businesses that collaborate with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide. Learn more on, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Original story published in PR Newswire.