EcoVadis has awarded Wessex Packaging with a Bronze Sustainability Medal for our on-going sustainability commitment across the business.
As the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis has a global network of more than 100,000 rated companies. The Bronze Medal and overall score awarded to Wessex Packaging places us in the top third of companies rated by EcoVadis.
The EcoVadis rating is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of sustainability into their business and management system and illustrates performance across 21 indicators and four themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
“The recognition from EcoVadis is credit to all the team at Wessex Packaging, and a significant step on our sustainability journey throughout the whole business” says Sheldon Barter, Operations Manager at Wessex Packaging.
“The commitment that we’re making to integrate social, environmental and governance best practices into the organisation is a core part of our strategy as we continue to grow nationally.”
EcoVadis recognised the work that the team at Wessex Packaging have achieved to date, including: their sustainable procurement policy; reducing energy consumption by introducing LED lighting; reducing carbon emissions and optimising fleet efficiency through the introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles; and the training on health and safety, discrimination and diversity, and best working practices.
Ian Curnow, Business Manager at Wessex Packaging says:
“As a national packaging company, supplying some of the UK’s largest manufacturers and supply chain companies, we already lead the way with many sustainable packaging materials, products, and solutions. This initial award from EcoVadis not only recognises our performance in our processes and day-to-day operations, but also gives us a strong foundation to build on to improve further.”
EcoVadis re-accreditation takes place annually and the team here at Wessex Packaging is working on refining and improving processes and capabilities, on our journey towards net zero in our operations, and towards the next EcoVadis tier.
Wessex Packaging is also ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified, and a BRCGS Storage and Distribution certified company.