(Karlsruhe) The consulting firm ec4u expert consulting ag has surpassed its results in the annual EcoVadis CSR-Rating yet again. After being part of the top 1% last year for the first time, ec4u could hold its position and further gain another four points in the overall rating.
EcoVadis is a sustainability rating platform for global supply chains. Every year, the EcoVadis scorecards help understand, follow and optimize worldwide processes regarding environmental and social topics, ethics and sustainability. ec4u has taken part in the CSR rating since the last five years. The rating is based on 21 criteria covering environmental, social and ethical topics and follow international CSR standards such as:
- Global Reporting Initiative
- United Nations Global Compact
- ISO 26000
For the business year 2018, ec4u received 75 of 100 possible points this year which was awarded with a “Gold medal” by EcoVadis. The average rating for mid-sized businesses is 42 points. Only 5% of all rated businesses receive more than 65 points.
Sustainability is importan to ec4u
Anja Benesch, Senior Referent and Team Lead Corporate Finance, Procurement, Office Management, celebrates this success. “Sustainable economics are very important to us. A regular rating is perfect to test and challenge ourselves. The annual growth of our overall rating is a clear sign that we are on the right path and it is a great motivator for the future.”
ec4u therefore plans to continue projects from 2018 that have been proven successful.
“We started many initiatives and measures in 2018 and collected more than 1000€ for social causes in a fundraiser. We established sustainability-weeks to inform employees about their individual ecological footprint and help with tips. But we also control consumption in our offices and are on the lookout for better alternatives, whether it’s by reducing garbage, preferring local vendors or exchange normal paper with FSC certified paper with the EU-Eco-label.