UK – The British promotional products agency, The Sourcing Team, was distinguished with an award in the category Wholesale/Tertiary Services in the scope of the Sustainability Leadership Award that was conferred for the first time by EcoVadis. Companies that had achieved the most points in the CSR rating of the international sustainability organisation were presented with the award that was conferred in nine categories. EcoVadis additionally presented three Regional Awards to audited trading companies from America, Europe and the economic region, AMEA, which were able to register the highest score in their region in 2016. “I am so proud of what we have achieved,” stated Gill Thorpe, Managing Director of The Sourcing Team. “The team has worked consistently to maintain and improve the scores for our sustainability and ethical commitments and this is reflected in the quality of our due diligence processes and our transparent approach across the supply chain.“
According to the organisers, the aim of the award is to pay tribute to the performances of companies that invest in environmental and social practices and continually improve their sustainability balance. The CSR analysis system developed by EcoVadis serves as a basis for the assessment, which is based on international standards and which covers 21 criteria from the four theme areas Environment, Social, Ethics and Supply Chain. The EcoVadis database comprises of 7,086 small and medium-sized companies, which were evaluated in the year 2016 with a minimum score of 37 points.