Supply chain solutions company CHEP U.S. climbs to the top 3% in its industry for sustainability efforts
CHEP U.S., a leading global supply chain solutions provider and a subsidiary of Brambles, has once again received the prestigious EcoVadis Gold medal for its outstanding sustainability efforts. EcoVadis, a trusted organization that evaluates sustainability in global supply chains, recognized CHEP U.S.’s remarkable achievements for the second consecutive year. In 2023, the company significantly improved its EcoVadis score, placing it in the top 3% for its category of ‘renting and leasing of machinery, equipment, and tangible goods,’ compared to the top 7% in the previous year. (Meanwhile, CHEP Canada achieved a Platinum rating. Read more about that here.)
At the core of CHEP’s sustainability model is a circular business approach that emphasizes sharing, repairing, and reusing pallets and platforms throughout the supply network. The company’s commitment to making a positive impact on businesses, communities, and the environment is evident through its pursuit of various targets. CHEP’s proven track record in achieving its goals, along with recent progress toward its 2025 targets, contributed to the improved EcoVadis scores in the environment, labor, and human rights categories.
“While EcoVadis was designed to help companies assess the sustainability credentials of their suppliers, its comprehensive approach provides valuable feedback and validation to sustainability-driven companies like CHEP,” said Jim Hartzfeld, Brambles’ Head of Sustainability for North America in highlighting the significance of the EcoVadis recognition. “We’re proud to see CHEP’s EcoVadis ranking increase each year as a reflection of our growth mindset and regenerative ambition. Together, CHEP and its customers, partners, and stakeholders are delivering a positive impact for the supply network of the future.”
EcoVadis, as a leading provider of business sustainability ratings, evaluates thousands of companies across more than 200 industries in global supply chains. Its thorough assessment involves 21 criteria, covering organizational policies, actions, and published reports on environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement practices. Utilizing innovative technology and sustainability expertise, EcoVadis helps organizations adopt sustainable practices, adhering to international CSR standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000.
It is worth noting that CHEP’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond the U.S. market. Other CHEP regions have received recognition from EcoVadis as well, with multiple Platinum designations in Canada and Europe and Gold ratings in Australia and Latin America.
As a global leader in providing sustainability ratings, intelligence, and performance improvement tools for supply chains, EcoVadis offers comprehensive insights into environmental, social, and ethical risks across over 200 purchasing categories and 175 countries. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a team of domain experts, EcoVadis empowers businesses to embrace sustainability and make informed decisions for a more responsible future.