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[post_date] => 2019-04-24 09:50:59
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[post_content] => Taking a proactive approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is highly beneficial to businesses. Providing a self-regulating business model that focuses on accountability and development to itself, shareholders and the public frequently reap multiple benefits, including a stronger brand image and recognition, increased customer loyalty and the ability to attract talent and retain staff. Chemical Express has recently been awarded a Gold Medal in CSR by EcoVadis and has attained the enviable result of being in the 96th percentile.
EcoVadis provides a holistic CSR rating service for companies, delivered via a global cloud-based Software as a Service platform. Covering a broad range of non-financial management systems, such as environmental, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement impacts, EcoVadis assesses each company on its material issues as they pertain to the company's size, location and industry.
NEW HIGH SCORE
Chemical Express, an Italy-based specialist in the transport of chemical products, has taken action to ensure its environmental impact is constantly improving. The most recent marking awarded the company 70 out of 100, which is far above the industry average of around 40 out of 100. This score was replicated when examining labour and human rights implications, again showcasing that Chemical Express is going above and beyond when compared to industry as a whole.
The topics of safety, sustainable development and workers’ health top priorities for Chemical Express. Sizeable economic resources are being invested in these sectors that not only improve the working conditions and welfare of employees, but also highlight great development as Chemical Express scored 60 out of 100 when it came to sustainable procurement. Again, this is far above the industry average of around 40 out of 100.
Chemical Express has taken steps to promote its transparency to the public and demonstrate that it has been actively listening to concerns around social issues, environmental protection and safety for all operators. Collaborating with trading partners, Chemical Express has utilised its corrective action plan to take action and improve on different areas. Following the published results, Chemical Express will be sharing its CSR performance with its various trading partners to continue promoting transparency and aiming for new global benchmarks.
“The improvement plan is suggested directly by EcoVadis, according to the score achieved. We are especially focusing on reporting about environmental, labour and human issues and measures to prevent corruption,” says Francesco Mattozzi, account manager at Chemical Express. “Additionally, there are a lot of KPIs on which we will measure our performances, like injury rate, lost day rate and direct CHG emissions.
“We strongly believe in these values and we want share them with all the stakeholders that have the same sensitivity towards these issues,” Mattozzi continues.
Chemical Express offers logistic solutions that can be tailored to meet individual demands and is highly experienced in the transport of hazardous cargo by road, train and sea, with maximum efficiency and safety. More information can be found on Chemical Express’s website
[post_title] => CSR: Shining example
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Corporate Social Responsibility is a growing focus for businesses looking to provide more than just a service; Chemical Express highlights its performance