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Girteka wins EcoVadis Bronze Medal for its sustainable approach and initiatives

Girteka has said its recent awarding of an EcoVadis Bronze Medal for sustainability represents the “next step" in its journey of being “a responsible logistics company of the future".

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EcoVadis is a provider of business-to-business sustainability ratings, and partners with more than 100,000 companies globally. The EcoVadis ratings take account of sustainability performance in four different areas: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

The platform rates a company’s performance by assessing its policies, strategies, initiatives and results, as well as inputs from third-party professionals and external stakeholders. Participants are scored between 1 and 100 for each of the four themes.

In the area of sustainability, Girteka scored 60 points compared to the business average of 41. The company’s main strengths were considered to be quantitative objectives set on environmental services and advocacy, as well as energy consumption and GHG emissions. In the area of labour and human rights, as well as ethics, Girteka’s score was an above average 50 points.

The overall score Girteka achieved across the four categories was 51 points, which was enough for the logistics company to take home the EcoVadis Bronze Medal.

Commenting on the win of the bronze medal, Simonas Bartkus, Head of Marketing and Communication at Girteka, said:

“We are satisfied that our efforts and progress have been noticed and awarded with the EcoVadis Bronze Medal. Sustainability is one of the key elements of how we want to develop responsible logistics. Combining it with the digitalization path we are currently engaged in, we can create synergies and benefits for our customers, communities, and partners, as well as colleagues. Yet we will not slow down here. In fact, we are speeding up with all sustainable solutions and innovations that we are implementing. Our goal is clear – to become a leader in this area, providing sustainable logistics solutions to everyone.”