30. November 2020 | Sustainability
DPDgroup obtains the Gold Recognition Level by EcoVadis
Based on the latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating survey, DPDgroup is ranked among the top 5% best performing companies assessed by EcoVadis in all categories with a score of 68 out of 100.
EcoVadis is an international sustainability rating platform for global supply chain. Their goal is to facilitate the integration of Sustainability criteria in Customer/Supplier relationships. EcoVadis develops reliable, global and easy to use “Suppliers CSR Ratings” that help organizations manage risks and work with reliable partners.
For DPDgroup, taking the EcoVadis survey means that customers can easily access to an independent evaluation of our commitment towards CSR. It also means that our performance can be compared with the industry overall. Several customers requested information via this platform on the last year to get more information on our CSR performance.
The overall score can be broken down to 4 categories reflecting the company’s accomplishment on 4 CSR themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. DPDgroup CSR engagement is classed as “Advanced”. This means our structured and proactive CSR approach is valued and supported by our engagements and tangible actions on major issues.
The note obtained from the survey places DPDgroup in the top 6% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the postal, courier and multi-modal freight transport activities industry, and in the top 2% of the companies in the sector regarding the Environment module. Compared to the last survey in 2019, DPDgroup has increased its rating from 67 to 68 out of 100. This good performance has been granted with the gold recognition level.
The EcoVadis methodology is based on international Sustainable Development standards (Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, ISO 26000), and supervised by a scientific committee of CSR and Supply Chain experts, to ensure reliable third-party CSR assessment.