TORONTO – CHEP, a Brambles company and a global leader in supply chain solutions, today announced that CHEP Canada has achieved EcoVadis’ highest available rating, Platinum, ranking it in the top 1% of sustainable businesses for small- and medium-sized companies in its industry.
“Providing sustainable solutions is what CHEP is all about, and we are both honored and grateful that EcoVadis rewards our commitment to sustainability time and again”
With a score of 80 out of 100, 2021 marks the sixth consecutive year CHEP Canada has ranked on EcoVadis’ scale, and the second year in a row it has been awarded the prestigious Platinum status. The EcoVadis methodology framework assesses and scores 21 criteria surrounding companies’ policies and actions, as well as their published reporting, related to the environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement practices. Based on scoring across all categories, CHEP Canada was designated as “advanced” in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts.
“Providing sustainable solutions is what CHEP is all about, and we are both honored and grateful that EcoVadis rewards our commitment to sustainability time and again,” said Frank Bozzo, Vice President and General Manager, CHEP Canada. “Combining our share and reuse circular business model with our customer collaborations through the Zero Waste World program, CHEP’s social responsibility initiatives permeate throughout the business and are key to our values and mission.”
EcoVadis provides sustainability ratings for 65,000-plus companies and more than 200 industries. Its methodology is based on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000.
CHEP has a history of being recognized by EcoVadis, including receiving a Platinum rating by CHEP Europe in 2020, and a Gold rating by CHEP Australia in previous years.
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 190 purchasing categories and 160 countries.
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 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 it 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 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 approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.