EcoVadis is an independent organisation which assesses the business practices of companies for sustainability and social responsibility. They score performance against 4 criteria:

  1. Environment (green initiatives, recycling etc)
  2. Labour Practices (anti-discrimination policies, fair play etc)
  3. Fair Business Practices (anti-bribery policies, ban on anti-competitive practices etc)
  4. Sustainable Procurement (ensuring supplier source products from sustainable sources & minimise waste etc)

Our assessment can be viewed by our suppliers to see how sustainable our business systems are. they can trust the score as it is independent & impartial.

We have just been assessed for 2015 and have been awarded their GOLD rating, which puts us in the top 5% of the companies that they survery.

When we were assessed in 2013, we were given a silver rating, since then we have:

  1. Adopted an electric / hybrid vehicle policy to reduce emissions
  2. Become a Living Wage Employer
  3. Signed the UN Global Compact for universal fair business principles

These have helped us to do better this year.