The supply chain solutions company receives Platinum Recognition Level, the highest available, for second year running
Weybridge, London, 11 May 2022 – CHEP Europe, the supply chain solutions company, has earned an EcoVadis Platinum Recognition Level for the second year in a row, for its sustainability achievements in 2021, the highest recognition of a supply chain supplier presented by the world's most trusted business sustainability rating organization. Ecovadis positions CHEP amongst the top 1% in the category ‘Renting and leasing of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods’.
EcoVadis evaluates 75,000 companies in 200 sectors across 160 countries. Its methodology focuses on 21 issues which are grouped into 4 themes (Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, Sustainable Procurement). The 21 issues or criteria are based upon international sustainability standards such as the Global Compact Principles, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard, the ISO 26000 standard, and the CERES principles. As part of the assessment, CHEP has achieved a ‘Leader’ level in Carbon Management for its best-in-class GHG ambition and management system.
“We are extremely proud to receive yet another recognition for our efforts in sustainability”, says Alejandro Tostado, CHEP Europe Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead. “Our vision is to pioneer regenerative supply chains. As leaders in the circular economy, we are striving to build a collective response to the biggest challenges of our time: the decarbonisation of the global economy and the regeneration of natural resources.”
This recognition adds to the list of sustainability rankings where CHEP and its parent company, Brambles have been included in the last year. For instance, Brambles was an inaugural recipient of the HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Seal at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26. The company was also ranked within the top 10 most sustainable corporations in the 2022 Corporate Knights’ prestigious Global 100 list and in the Clean200™ ranking, which features the top 200 companies investing in a clean energy future. Moreover, the Sustainability Magazine also included Brambles in their Top 100 Companies in Sustainability publication.
These recognitions are the result of CHEP and Brambles’ sustainability goals achieved over the last years, and its ambitious 2025 Sustainability targets aimed at pioneering regenerative supply chains. The programme includes, among other goals, the commitment to carbon neutrality in its own operations (already achieved in 2021), a 1.5-degree climate future including a Paris Agreement aligned science-based carbon emissions target, zero product waste to landfill and the extension of its circular model to more customers in more regions worldwide.
On top of Europe, CHEP has achieved EcoVadis Platinum recognition in Canada and Gold in USA.
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’s ambition is to create a positive impact on the planet and society, pioneering regenerative supply chains. 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 11,500 people and believes in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 345 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.