CHEP Europe Awarded Highest Rating In Ecovadis Supplier Survey
Madrid, Spain – 27th January 2016 – 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, Labor 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 assesses 20,000 suppliers from 101 countries and across 150 business sectors.
EcoVadis is an independent rating agency which specialises in sustainable development and performance monitoring. 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 and 140 countries. 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.
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 12,500 employees and approximately 300 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.
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