25 Apr EcoVadis awards Point Silver
Nicholl Alexander, Head of Quality and Supplier Management, the driver behind the EcoVadis audit explains,
“EcoVadis is a collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. What sets EcoVadis apart from similar metrics is that it actually benchmarks your actions.”
EcoVadis is internationally recognised for its independent assessments of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management systems performance. EcoVadis aims to reduce risk, drive innovative sustainable procurement practices and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.
Alexander’s team with the help of other departments achieved Silver by all making a concerted commitment to better Point’s practices companywide. Alexander continues,
“Point’s Silver EcoVadis rating really emphasises that we have demonstrated not only a commitment to sustainable and ethical procurement practices but have put mechanisms in place to ensure that our commitments translate into reality. We are aligned to international best practices in line with many of our client’s Responsible Sourcing Programmes and we carry this through to our manufacturing partners.”
The methodology at the core of the CSR analysis system encompasses 21 criteria across four themes: Environment, Fair Labour & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. This includes criteria such as Product End-of-life, Child Labour, Corruption and Anticompetitive practices.
This achievement further solidifies Point’s commitment to our three values Innovation, Integrity and Partnership. Clients entrust Point as their Print Management Company to act ethically, sustainably and fair whilst delivering quality, efficiency and best in class end-to-end solutions. Over and above our sustainability commitment internally, Point carries out further audits and development programmes for our supplier base regionally.
Point also successfully concluded an onsite SMETA audit and results have been uploaded to the SEDEX portal.