Sustainability - EcoVadis Accreditation
EcoVadis is a global sustainability rating company which validates corporate adherence to 21 recognized CSR criteria which follow verifiable international CSR standards (the Global Compact Principles, the International Labour Organization conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also known as the Ruggie Framework, and ISO 26000).
Taking on the completion of the EcoVadis assessment for GCS meant first assessing and analysing the company’s current ESG efforts, highlighting gaps and helping to gather all relevant documentation to answer 37 pages of questions, adding documentation and proof of ‘policies in action’ to support every answer covering Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Training, Health and Safety, Environmental reporting, accreditations and initiatives, Ethics, IT security and sustainable procurement, which includes environmental choices such as choosing to procure sustainable/recycled materials etc. EcoVadis builds questionnaires based on industry, location, and size of the company to ensure the questions are in line with country guidelines and specific to the needs and requirements of the industry and company stakeholders, with each question having a different weighting. We optimised and developed documentation for GCS to ensure it was meeting EcoVadis guidelines and collaborated with stakeholders such as HR, operations, and compliance specialists to create awareness and further build out material for the benefit of the entire GCS ecosystem.
We’re proud to say that GCS received a Silver EcoVadis rating for its maiden assessment, scoring 65 out of 100, thus missing out on a Gold rating by 1 point but still placing amongst the top 25% of more than 100,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis so far. It’s fantastic to see GCS’ efforts recognised. Now, the journey for continued improvement, policies in action, and reporting continues.
EcoVadis Silver Accreditation
Top 25% of more than 100,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis