Whistl been awarded a silver ranking from the international Ecovadis platform, which evaluates companies on their environmental performance and corporate social responsibility. In the second year of assessment, the company has improved its position from bronze, taking it into the top 25% of companies assessed globally.
The online evaluation tool enables procurement professionals to compare suppliers in terms of sustainability, environment and social and ethical work, and view live any changes or improvements.
For the third year in a row, Whistl has also maintained its status as a global leader for engaging with its suppliers on climate change. Following assessment by CDP, a not-for-profit charity that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts, Whistl was among the 27% of companies achieving A- in the Leadership band score for supplier engagement, higher than the European regional average of B-. Whistl also reached Management Level for climate change in the intermodal transport and logistics sector.
Nick Wells, executive chairman of Whistl, said, “In our second year of assessment, to move from bronze to silver is a great achievement for the team. Our leading carbon disclosure performance and the positive change in ranking from EcoVadis reflects our commitment to the continuous improvement of our social, economic and environmental practices.”
The EcoVadis certification takes into consideration four areas: environment, labor practices, fair business and sustainable procurement. It is based on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000, covering 200 spend categories and 160 countries.