The supply chain solutions company has been recognised by independent rating agency EcoVadis
Weybridge, London, 13 May 2020 - CHEP Europe, the supply chain solutions company, has earned an EcoVadis Gold Recognition Level for its sustainability achievements, remaining amongst the top 5% of all suppliers evaluated globally.
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. It covers 198 categories and assesses 60,000 companies across 155 countries.
CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, a supply chain solutions business based on a ‘share and re-use’ model for its delivery of pallets, creates and containers. The Group was recently ranked most sustainable company globally by Dow Jones’s magazine Barron’s. This recognition is the result of Brambles’ focus on the environment by implementing the circular economy at a global scale while ensuring that their people are at the centre of everything they do. 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).
Geraint Thomas, CHEP Europe Sustainability Director said: “We are extremely proud to receive yet another recognition for our efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility. Being socially responsible is at the heart of everything we do. As pioneers of the circular economy, our work has always eliminated waste throughout the supply chain. It protects our forests and reduces landfill. We recognise that sharing and reusing our finite resources is the right thing for society. Only last year our activities have reduced 1.3 megatonnes of waste and 2 million tonnes of CO2, and have saved 1.7 million trees.”
“Moreover, we have an extensive volunteering programme, in which our employees can spend three working days per year on different volunteering activities. In 2019, 21,600 volunteering hours were completed across the globe.”
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative network for managing sustainability performance of suppliers across 150 sectors and 140 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 helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and believes in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 330 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, 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 and operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.