Case Study on Ecovadis Process
Here at CCS have always been concerned about sustainability and ethical business. Since the beginning in the 1960s CCS were continually operating ethically; however, about eight years ago, we had a watershed moment and began thinking about how we could make cleaning more sustainable. CCS have made great strides to improve our cleaning processes and replaced many products and equipment with sustainable alternatives.
We wanted to quantify this and further reinforce our commitment to sustainability and workplace ethics. For us, obtaining an Ecovadis rating was the perfect way to do this.
Ecovadis are the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Their methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ spend categories and 175+ countries.
Obtaining an Ecovadis rating was a huge undertaking that required a lot of diligence and dedication to demonstrate how we met the criteria in each area Ecovadis measures. Assessment fell under the following four areas environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
Our Group Compliance Manager, Agnieszka Jakubczak, led the project, which involved documenting, collating, and submitting vast amounts of data about every aspect of the business. This process affected each department and required tremendous collaboration and data-sharing.
We also created a CSR brochure detailing all of business practices which will soon be available on our website.
After submitting all the information and Ecovadis completing the review we are delighted to have say that CCS have earned a Gold Medal sustainability rating. This accolade means that we proudly rank in the top 5% of all Ecovadis-assessed companies.
Attaining this rating is a huge step for CCS and cements our commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices now and in the future.