CHEP Europe receives Platinum Recognition Level, the highest available, for the 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 Europe achieves top Corporate Social Responsibility rating from EcoVadis
The supply chain solutions company receives Platinum Recognition Level, the highest available
Weybridge, London, 7 April 2021 – CHEP Europe, the supply chain solutions company, has earned an EcoVadis Platinum Recognition Level, the highest level available, for its sustainability achievements, positioning the company amongst the top 1% of all suppliers evaluated globally.
This Platinum Level was awarded to CHEP Europe for its conscientious practices and achievements in areas concerning the Environment, Labour Practices, Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
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 reuse’ model for its delivery of pallets, crates and containers. The company was recently ranked as the second most sustainable company globally by Dow Jones’ magazine Barron’s and included in the 2021 Corporate Knight’s prestigious Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations. It is also a signatory to the UN’s Global Compact. These recognitions are the result of Brambles’ sustainability goals achieved over the last years, including zero deforestation, zero product waste to landfill and a reduction of 33% of CO2 emissions.
The company recently presented its new sustainability strategy for 2025, which aims at pioneering regenerative supply chains. Iñigo Canalejo, CHEP EMEA Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead explains: “We are extremely proud to receive yet another recognition for our efforts in Sustainability. As pioneers of the circular economy, we’ve always strived to reduce our negative impact, but now we want to take a step further and evolve from doing ‘less bad’ to generating a net-positive impact on the planet and the society”.
CHEP’s 2025 Sustainability targets reflect this new regenerative approach, which is based on a ‘Planet Positive, Business Positive and Communities Positive’ strategy. “Our new regenerative ambition and our commitment to a sustainable future, materialised by our signing of the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) ‘Business Ambition for 1.5ºC Pledge’, will help us to maintain our leadership position in the coming years, to achieve a really positive impact on the planet, society and communities, and ultimately, to create lasting changes in people’s lives”, says Canalejo.