October 21, 2015: Geodis, the logistics subsidiary of SNCF, has achieved a score of 67/100 in the 2015 EcoVadis assessment. The score puts the company in the "Advanced" level for the first time.
Geodis is now in first place in its category out of 252 companies, and in the top 2.0 percent of all the suppliers assessed.
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing supplier Sustainability ratings for global supply chains. Since 2007, the organization has become a trusted partner for procurement organizations including Air France-KLM, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken, Coca-Cola, L'Oréal, Bayer, Alcatel-Lucent, ING Bank, BASF, and Merck.
According to EcoVadis, "Advanced" means the Geodis strategy is based on "a structured and proactive CSR approach, quantified commitments, tangible actions in all target areas, detailed information on action implementation, methodical CSR reporting and clear performance indicators."
The assessment covers four broad topics: the environment, social responsibility, business ethics, and responsible purchasing. The Geodis score is as follows:
- The environment: 80/100.
- Social responsibility: 70/100.
- Business ethics: 50/100.
- Responsible purchasing: 60/100.
"This assessment reflects the high-quality groundwork that has been laid over the years on CSR matters across the group. As a responsible and international company, Geodis has an important role to play in delivering solutions on environmental, social and ethical issues within our sector," notes CEO Marie-Christine Lombard. "We are confident that next year's results will be just as revealing of the continuous progress that our employees have achieved in terms of corporate social responsibility".