TORONTO, Ontario - June 13, 2019 - CHEP Canada, a Brambles company and provider of supply chain platforms and solutions, has been named a 2019 Best Performer in Northern America in the Sustainability Leadership Awards announced by independent rating agency EcoVadis. The awards, as EcoVadis notes, honor companies "leading the charge in sustainability performance and innovation around the globe."
In further recognition of the company's leadership, CHEP Canada has received a fourth consecutive Gold Medal from EcoVadis for ranking in the top 1% of all suppliers assessed on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance.
To determine award winners, EcoVadis assesses 35,000 suppliers across 150 business sectors. Its methodology is built on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, covering 150 spend categories and 140 countries.
"Being recognized as the only Top Performer in Canada is a tremendous distinction, and a direct reflection of CHEP's circular business model," says Paola Floris, vice president and general manager, CHEP Canada. "We're also very honored to receive the Gold Medal again. Social responsibility is part of our corporate DNA: Sharing and reusing our finite resources is the right thing for society - and our business. Our circular model defines not just how we do things but who we are."
CHEP Europe and CHEP Australia have also received EcoVadis Gold Recognition for CSR in recent years.
CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. The company's share and reuse business model is inherently sustainable. It supports global moves toward a circular economy and addresses societal expectations for businesses to reduce their environmental impact.
In addition to its circular business model, CHEP recently launched its Zero Waste World initiative, partnering with customers to eliminate waste, eradicate empty miles and cut out inefficiencies in the supply chain. Through collaboration, the organization finds new ways to meet growing consumer demand while shrinking the impact of their operations. It leverages the business's unique position in the supply chain to help customers create more value and use fewer resources, together.
EcoVadis is the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis' easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 188 purchasing categories and 150 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, Nestlé, Faurecia, Schneider Electric, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 45,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth. Learn more on EcoVadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.
CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world's biggest brands trust us 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 10,000 people and owns approximately 300 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 775 service centers, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 55 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.
For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com or look for us on Twitter @CHEPna, LinkedIn, and YouTube. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.