Spain – October 9, 2019 — Volkswagen Group España Distribución and EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of sustainability ratings, have partnered to evaluate the sustainability performance of the car manufacturer’s strategic suppliers in Spain. With this alliance, Volkswagen takes a step forward in upholding its commitment to sustainability, mitigates critical risks and improves its brand reputation.
“This partnership will lay the foundation for how we evaluate and help our suppliers to comply with our high environmental standards, labor practices, and ethics,” said Miguel Más de Larragán, Purchasing & Vehicle Logistic Director at Volkswagen Group España Distribución.
The independent Ecovadis platform evaluates the quality of the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management system based on 21 criteria related to four themes: environment, labor practices and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
The 21 criteria are based on international CSR standards such as the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard, ISO 26000 and the principles of CERES.
“Volkswagen España Distribución is a great example of an organization that is leading the adoption of sustainability in the region, by increasing its focus on sustainable procurement practices,” said Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-CEO of EcoVadis.
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About Volkswagen Group España Distribución
Volkswagen Group España Distribución is a leading car dealer in Spain. The company, which began its activity in January 1993, markets vehicles, parts, and spare parts and services for the Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands in the Peninsula and Balearic Islands.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, L’Oréal, Subway, Nestlé, Salesforce, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 55,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network
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