According to Global Sustainability Rating Agency EcoVadis CHEP Australia recognised as an industry leader in Corporate Social Responsibility
Sydney, Australia – 5 February 2018 – CHEP Australia, the supply chain solutions company, has been ranked in the top 5% of all suppliers assessed for sustainability by the independent agency EcoVadis.
This Gold Level was awarded to CHEP Australia for its approach to environmental management, labour and fair business practices and its sustainable procurement of strategic materials.
EcoVadis’ assesses ethical, social environmental risks of their customers’ supplier base and its methodology is built on international Corporate Social Responsibility standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and 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 ASX-listed global supply chain solutions company, Brambles Limited, which was ranked in the top position in its global category (Commercial Services and Supplies) on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Brambles is also one of only six companies to be placed on the 2017 Global Forests A List by CDP, the non-profit environmental disclosure platform which recognises global leaders in combating deforestation. These recognitions are the result of Brambles implementing the circular economy, at a global scale. Brambles is also a signatory to the United Nation’s Global Compact and has 2020 Sustainability Goals that are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Lachlan Feggans, CHEP’s Senior Manager of Sustainability for the Asia Pacific region, said: “Each function in CHEP Australia sets a high standard for responsible business practice, and collectively this makes CHEP a great business.
“We are extremely proud to receive this recognition for our efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility. We are a sustainable business and, as the 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. We’re able to share our sustainability expertise with customers , through our solution offerings including Environmental Impact Analysis, Food Waste Reduction and Collaborative Safety.”
“This is all thanks to our share and reuse business model, our end-to-end collaboration with key partners and the passion of our employees for making the world a better place.”
To learn more about Brambles’ sustainability vision, 2020 goals and 2017 Sustainability Review, which incorporate the results achieved by CHEP Australia, visit: http://www.brambles.com/sustainability-review
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative network for managing sustainability performance of suppliers across 150 sectors and 110 countries. EcoVadis ratings and easy to use monitoring tools allow companies to manage risks and drive eco-innovations in their global supply chains. www.ecovadis.com
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-plus 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, visit www.chep.com