Ecovadis is the grand adjudicator of corporate responsibility; it’s a sustainability rating platform for global supply chains. EcoVadis Scorecards make it easy to follow and improve environmental, social, and ethical performance. More than 20,000 companies use this company rating to drive innovation, foster transparency and trust between trading partners and reduce risk.
The Ecovadis examination
If you pass the Ecovadis test, you’re proving that you are serious about corporate responsibility. Zeppelin recently achieved an Ecovadis Gold Standard. Considering that counts us in the top five per cent – we’re proudly shouting it from the rooftops. The assessment covers twenty-one measures across four themes: environment, fair labour & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Leaping from Bronze to Gold, we are delighted with this accomplishment.
Composed of over 550 multinational, multilingual, highly skilled specialists, including a team of more than 150 experienced CSR analysts who have passed rigorous education, skills and intelligence tests before joining and entering into customer-facing work.
How we scored GOLD
As a large company, we knew what we were up against. Our preparation included implementing a string of self-evaluations and systems for improvement over previous years. To further detail our rigorous Ecovadis preparations, we achieved the following qualifications:
- Environment; Energy Consumption & GHGs, Water, Biodiversity, Local & Accidental Pollution, Materials, Chemicals & Waste, Environmental Services & Advocacy
- Labour & Human Rights; Customer Health & Safety, Environmental Services & Advocacy, Employee Health & Safety, Working Conditions, Social Dialogue, Career Management & Training, Child Labor, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking, Diversity, Discrimination & Harassment and External Stakeholder Human Rights.
- Ethics; Corruption, Anticompetitive Practices and Responsible Information Management
- Sustainable Procurement; Supplier Environmental Practices, and Supplier Social Practices.
Here at Zeppelin, we participate in this shared responsibility for the planet and people; our staff are the lifeblood of the company, and we value them above all else. We work tirelessly to exceed industry standards and continually strive for improvement.