CHEP Europe, the supply chain solutions company, has once again been ranked in the top 1% of all suppliers assessed for sustainability by independent rating agency EcoVadis. This is the third consecutive year that CHEP Europe has earned an EcoVadis Gold Recognition Level, the highest level available. CHEP has also received EcoVadis Gold Recognition Levels in Canada and Australia in the past year.
This Gold Level was awarded to CHEP Europe for its environmentally conscious development and achievements in areas concerning the Environment, Labour Practices, Fair Business Practices and Supply Chain.
EcoVadis’ methodology is built on international Corporate Social Responsibility standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, covering 150 spend categories and 140 countries. EcoVadis assesses 35,000 suppliers from 99 countries across 150 business sectors.
CHEP is part of the Brambles Limited Group, a supply chain solutions business that was ranked in the top position in its global category (Commercial Services and Supplies) on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It is also one of only six companies to be placed on the 2017 Forests A List by CDP, the non-profit environmental disclosure platform which recognises global leaders in fighting deforestation. These recognitions are the result of Brambles implementing the circular economy, at a global scale. The company is also a signatory to the UN’s Global Compact and has 2020 Sustainability Goals that are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Commenting on the recognition, Iñigo Canalejo, CHEP’s Director of Sustainability for Europe, Africa, India & the Middle East, said: “We are extremely proud to receive yet another recognition for our efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility. We are a sustainable business and, as the global leader in sustainable supply chains, our actions don’t go unnoticed. CHEP has the scale and expertise to help our customers generate efficiencies in their supply chains and hit their sustainability targets.”
“This is all thanks to our share and reuse business model, end-to-end collaboration with key partners and the passion of our employees for making the world a better place.”