Whistl the UK’s leading logistics specialists in e-fulfilment, mail and parcels has moved to a silver ranking from the international Ecovadis platform which evaluates companies on their environmental performance and corporate social responsibility. In the second year of assessment the company has improved its position from Bronze taking it into the top 25% of companies assessed globally.
The online evaluation tool enables procurement professionals to compare suppliers in terms of sustainability, environment and social and ethical work and also have access to view live any changes or improvements.
Separately, Whistl has maintained its status as a global leader for engaging with its suppliers on climate change for the third year in a row. Following assessment by CDP, who runs the global environmental disclosure system, Whistl were amongst 27% of companies achieving A- in the Leadership band score for Supplier Engagement, higher the European regional average of B- and r average of B-. Whistl also reached Management Level for Climate change in the Intermodal transports & logistics sector.
“In our second year of assessment to move from Bronze to Silver is a great achievement for the team. Our leading carbon disclosure performance and the positive change in ranking from EcoVadis reflects our commitment to the continuous improvement of our social, economic and environmental practices,” said Nick Wells, Executive Chairman Whistl.
The EcoVadis certification takes into consideration four areas: Environment, Labour Practices, Fair Business and Sustainable Procurement. It is based on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200 spend categories and 160 countries.
The benefits of implementing sustainable procurement processes include: reducing the risk of supply chain disruption, protection of a brand’s and company’s reputation, lower costs through collaborative actions (e.g. reduction of energy consumption), facilitating access to capital and increase valuation (e.g. integration of ESG factors in investment decisions) and providing market advantage when consumers require a green and responsible supply chain.
EcoVadis has rated over 85,000 companies worldwide, mitigating risk for some of the world’s largest organisations, while positively impacting the environment, fostering transparency, and driving innovation.
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