B2E awarded a Platinum Medal for the 2023 EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment
B2E awarded a Platinum Sustainability Rating for the 2023 EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment
The world is undergoing a shift, with a growing focus on sustainability, ethics, and human rights. As a result, companies worldwide are facing increasing pressure to partner with sustainable firms, regardless of industry or location.
B2E Consulting has recognized this shift and has actively engaged in increasing our focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). We are delighted to announce that Hagar Yanco will be taking on responsibility for Sustainability at B2E Consulting, supported at Board level by Jo Young.
As the B2E Partner responsible for Sustainability, Hagar is dedicated to ensuring that B2E Consulting operates in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. She will work closely with our team to implement sustainable practices across all aspects of our business, and ensuring that we commit to, and meet, our target of being carbon neutral by 2050.
We are committing to Science Based Targets (SBTi) for reducing our carbon emissions and taking part in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – this means that we continue to target progress and improvements as we strive towards carbon-zero.
We will continue to operate as an ethical business – and sustainability is only one piece of the jigsaw in this regard. To challenge ourselves, and to compare our ethical standards “holistically” with those of similar companies, B2E Consulting joined the EcoVadis program in 2022.
What is EcoVadis?
EcoVadis is the only Universal Sustainability Ratings Provider that helps companies manage their network both upstream and downstream, either by sharing their sustainability performance with stakeholders or monitoring the performance of the company’s own upstream value chain.
The assessment is far wider than simply sustainability, and covers Labour and Human Rights, Environment, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. B2E was prompted to provide documentation to support any declaration, all of which was validated by analysists to assess the quality of the documentation.
Based on their findings, B2E is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Platinum level this year (higher than 99% of similar companies), improving on our Gold award last year.
“B2E recognised that as a business which advises companies on how to develop their systems and processes, it was essential that they are leading the way when it comes to social responsibility and in particular the drive to become carbon neutral. Whilst many organisations are using offsetting to achieve carbon neutrality, B2E have taken the view that they have to genuinely reduce their carbon footprint for all their activities, including their supply chain.
As a starting point in this process, we have used EcoVadis to assess our current performance and are very pleased to have achieved the results we have. However, this is only a starting point, and we recognise that there is still a long way to go and are putting a social responsibility strategy in place so that over the next five years, we will ensure we are not only carbon neutral but are also operating as a truly socially responsible business including our workforce, our clients and the community around us.
In implementing this strategy, we will also ensure that we are ESG compliant and aligned with the UN Social Development Goals, something we want to help all our clients and suppliers achieve. For more information on our approach and how we can help our clients implement a CSR strategy please contact us.”