CHEP Canada Honored as an Industry Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility

  • CHEP wins the EcoVadis Gold Award for the third consecutive year.
  • CHEP earned high ratings on 21 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) criteria covering Environment, Fair Labor Practices, Ethics/Fair Business Practices and Supply Chain.

TORONTO, Ontario – April 23, 2018 – CHEP Canada, a Brambles company and provider of supply chain platforms and solutions, has received an Advanced Gold Award, ranking it in the top 1% of all suppliers assessed on their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance by independent rating agency EcoVadis. This marks the third year in a row CHEP Canada has earned a Gold Recognition Level, the highest level available.

“This recognition, our third consecutive Gold rating, underscores how CHEP is a true leader in ethical, sustainable supply chains,” said Jeff Doman, quality and sustainability director for CHEP Canada. “CHEP innovations help customers incorporate sustainability into everyday business practices. We’re demonstrating that businesses can protect both the planet and profits.”

EcoVadis 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. EcoVadis assesses 35,000 suppliers across 150 business sectors.

CHEP has also received EcoVadis Gold Recognition Levels in Europe and Australia over the last year. The company’s commitment to CSR is demonstrated by its focus on creating a circular economy, powered by a circular supply chain. The business is inherently sustainable; CHEP is based on a “pooling” model that uses shared and reusable assets. It moves consumer goods throughout the world on more than 300 million pallets, containers and crates that are used over-and-over again by its customers.

Paola Floris, file photo.

“CHEP is dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, and we do business in a responsible way that helps our customers meet their marketplace goals while making the world a better place at the same time,” said Paola Floris, Vice President and General Manager, CHEP Canada. “The EcoVadis award symbolizes the constant progress we are making toward that goal.”

In further recognition of CHEP’s industry leadership, CHEP’s carbon neutral half pallet was honored as the Environmental Initiative of the Year at Industrial Pack 2018 earlier this month. The 40×24 inch half pallet is the first and only CarbonNeutral® certified pooled platform in North America. The certification is based on the CarbonNeutral Protocol, a sustainability program used to certify and communicate carbon neutral status.

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 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 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, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes specialized container solutions for the food, beverage and automotive sectors, as well as IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.chep.com or follow on Twitter @CHEPna or LinkedIn. Please also check out CHEP’s YouTube channel.