CHEP, the supply chain solutions company, has recently been awarded an EcoVadis Gold Recognition Level in Europe. This is the highest level of award available, awarded for environmentally conscious development and achievements in areas concerning the environment, labour practices, fair business practices, and supply chain.
Of all the suppliers assessed, CHEP Europe is in the top 5% of performers evaluated by EcoVadis. The company scored particularly highly in the labour practices category, where it was ranked in the top 4% by EcoVadis.
EcoVadis is an independent rating agency which specialises in sustainable development and performance monitoring, assessing 20,000 suppliers from 101 countries and across 150 business sectors. Its 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. The review is overseen by a committee of scientific experts to ensure reliable third-party assessment.
CHEP Europe President, Michael Pooley said: “This recognition from EcoVadis is a great reward for our efforts. We have set ourselves challenging five-year targets and will work hard to ensure we become even more sustainable in the future. CHEP´s business model is intrinsically sustainable. We are focused on building a long-term, sustainable business that serves our customers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.”
CHEP is one of the main operating brands of Brambles Limited, a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries. Brambles is a signatory to the UN’s Global Compact and is closely aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.