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Gold status in EcoVadis sustainability rating: Rhenus among Top 1 percent

EcoVadis, the globally recognised provider of CSR ratings, has awarded the Rhenus Group the gold status for its sustainability performance in the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. In the overall assessment, the Rhenus Group achieved 71 out of 100 points, placing it among the top one per cent of logistics industry service providers assessed by EcoVadis.

The corresponding results in the four assessment categories are at the top of the industry and were able to achieve significant improvements compared to the previous year: environment (80 points; 2021: 70), labour and human rights (70 points; 2021: 70), ethics (60 points, 2021: 50) and sustainable procurement (70 points; 2021: 60).

In the current assessment, the signing of the United Nations Global Compact, energy and environmental management certifications and reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project were highlighted in particular and are an incentive for Rhenus to continuously develop its efforts in all the areas considered.

"In the Rhenus Group, we have set ourselves ambitious goals and launched extensive measures," said Karsten Obert, Board Member of the Rhenus Group. "The gold award from EcoVadis is confirmation for us that we are on the right track and that, through the contribution of our employees, we have made great strides in our strategy."

EcoVadis is an independent CSR assessment agency. Its CSR assessment technology considers 200 industry examples, 175 countries and 21 CSR indicators. The methodology is based on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000. Meanwhile, some 100,000 companies are assessed.

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