Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport (ET) received its scorecard rating from EcoVadis, a company specialized in measuring the performances in sustainability and social responsibility of companies and institutions, which it grants after completing the necessary review and evaluation processes for a number of relevant indicators.
Eng. Othman Ali Bu Hussain, Acting Executive Director of the Business Development Division at ET, said that obtaining the rating from EcoVadis reflects the vision and the established values adopted by Emirates Transport, noting that it is considered an additional confirmation from a specialized and prestigious body that enhances the credibility and presence of the company and indicates the maturity of its sustainability practices.
Bu Hussain explained that the duration of the rating extends for a whole year, stressing that the overall performance of ET, according to the 21 indicators measured in the scorecard, was higher than the global average within the four main management systems that it focused on, which include the environmental, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement impacts.
In detail, Bu Hussain explained that ET achieved a rating of 43/100 compared to 40/100 for the global average rate, pointing out that the environmental performance of the company achieved 50/100 compared to 41/100 for the global average, in addition to achieving 50/100 on the index of labour and human rights compared to 43/100 of the global average, while it achieved 40/100 on the ethics index versus 37/100 of the global average.
EcoVadis was established in 2007 in the French capital, Paris, and has developed a special methodology to assess the extent to which companies integrate the principles of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in their business systems and management, and its methodology is based on global sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative GRI, the UN Global Charter and the ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility. Each company is rated on the material issues as they pertain to their company’s size, location and industry.
The company quickly expanded its business to about 160 countries and became a reliable partner for procurement teams in more than 450 leading multinational organizations.