In August 2017 the consulting firm ec4u expert consulting ag (ec4u) once more reached the Gold Recognition Level in the CSR rating of the international rating agency EcoVadis. It is now among the TOP 3% in the category “computer programming, consultancy and related activities” and also among the TOP 2% of all companies worldwide assessed by EcoVadis. The company has been able to confirm last year’s result and proves its sustainable orientation.
EcoVadis aims at improving environmental and social practices by consistently using global supply chains. For this purpose, the agency operates the first SaaS platform that allows companies to analyze and to assess the performance of their business partners in 150 industries and 110 countries. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to the voluntary commitment to sustainably run a business considering social aspects.
The CSR rating aims to achieve a clear picture of the practices applied and to allow for a responsible choice of business partners. The assessment is based on 21 criteria, subdivided into the themes environment, fair labor practices, ethics/fair business practices and supply chain. The methodology is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative and the ISO 26000.
In the CSR rating, ec4u was assessed applying these criteria, and ranked among the TOP 2% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.
David D. Laux, CEO at ec4u: „We are very proud that we were able to repeat this achievement. EcoVadis’ award is not only a proof of quality, but it also demonstrates the interest in social and ecological sustainability of all our employees. Assuming responsibility for a company requires all parties involved to pursue the same goals, and this includes social responsibility.”
The award reconfirms the great importance Corporate Social Responsibility has at ec4u. It also demonstrates that the company reached its social responsibility goals and will continue pursuing these goals in the future.