Colep is a leading consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturer and has been awarded Gold and Silver medals by EcoVadis for best practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
Five Colep manufacturing sites were assessed; two received Gold CSR ratings, which placed Colep in the top 5% of suppliers evaluated and the remaining three sites received Silver ratings placing Colep in the upper 30%.
EcoVadis is a collaborative platform which allows customers to monitor the Sustainability policies, actions and results of suppliers. Its network connects suppliers and buyers across 190 industry sectors in 150 countries.
Colep has made significant advances in its CSR and Sustainability journey, having launched its first Sustainability Report at the end of 2018. The Report describes Colep’s five pillars; Energy, Waste, Water, Products and People and how these are delivered through Colep’s dedication to improving the sustainability performance of its global operations and products. The Gold and Silver accolades are also testament to the actions led by Colep’s local Health, Safety & Environmental teams and the full establishment and roll-out of the Ethics & Integrity framework throughout the company.
Grant A. Coupland, Colep sustainability director commented, “We will continue to devote our resources to CSR initiatives and good sustainability practices and commit to ongoing Sustainable development. These results are demonstrative of Colep’s ambition to become the preferred Sustainability partner for its customers.”
EcoVadis assessments are carried out by independent analysts, covering various CSR criteria as they relate to the company’s size, location and industry, under four different themes: Environment; Labour Practices & Human Rights; Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. EcoVadis’ scorecards provide reliable ratings for customers, as well as support Colep in the definition of improvement measures.
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