CHEP U.S. Receives EcoVadis Gold, Ranks in Top 7% of Large Companies in Its Industry for Its Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts
ATLANTA – Aug. 31, 2022 – EcoVadis recently announced that CHEP U.S., a Brambles company and a global leader in supply chain solutions and sustainability, received the EcoVadis’ Gold medal for 2022. This ranks CHEP U.S. within the top 7% of all large companies in its industry for its corporate social responsibility efforts, after just two years of participating in the EcoVadis assessment.
Initially designed to help companies evaluate their suppliers, the EcoVadis framework assesses and scores 21 criteria concerning organizations’ policies and actions, as well as their published reporting related to the environment, labor and human rights, and ethics and sustainable procurement practices.
“This award exemplifies what CHEP U.S. is seeking to achieve: our move toward regeneration by 2025 by leveraging our share and reuse circular business model and customer collaborations through the Zero Waste World program to achieve those goals,” said Jim Hartzfeld, Head of Sustainability for CHEP North America. “We are grateful EcoVadis acknowledges how CHEP strives to connect people to life’s essentials every day in nature- and people-positive ways. CHEP’s experience making our everyday operations sustainable enables us to collaborate with customers and retail partners to help them meet their goals.”
Examples of CHEP’s recent sustainability efforts include:
- Operating on a share and reuse model to eliminate waste
- Collaborative transport partnerships to reduce empty miles, wasted fuel, and CO2 emissions
- Targets to become planet, business, and communities positive by 2025
EcoVadis provides the leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains, rating tens of thousands of companies in more than 200 industries. The company helps organizations adopt sustainable practices using innovative technology and sustainability expertise. Its methodology is based on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000.
Beyond CHEP U.S.’ participation in the EcoVadis program last year, other CHEP regions have a long history of being recognized by the organization, receiving multiple Platinum designations since its introduction three years ago for Canada and Europe, and Gold ratings for Australia and Latin America. Adding CHEP U.S. to EcoVadis’ Gold rating further establishes CHEP as a global sustainability leader.