CDP Label (Carbon Disclosure Project)
Since 2009, Quadient submits data related to its impacts on climate change to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The CDP is an independent non-governmental organization offering a global system for measuring and publishing environmental information and which assesses companies’ strategy, involvement, and results to combat climate change, sustainable water management and forestry protection.
In 2019, Quadient was awarded a B grade (considered as a Management level* in the sector), acknowledged for its efforts made in risk management linked to climate change and a reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
*The Management level is awarded to companies undertaking concrete actions associated with a management in favor of an environmental strategy.
The Gaïa Rating
In 2019, Quadient was ranked in 9th place (9/230) for the Gaïa Index. The report ranks French mid-cap organisations for their level of sustainable development, so it’s great to have come out on top.
Since its formation in 2009, the index has become the go-to resource for top ranking investment organisations looking to adopt extra-financial criteria when analysing potential investments. Companies are judged on a number of environment, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Quadient was also listed in 8th position (8/86) in the ‘companies with sales over €500 million’ category. This ranking recognizes all the actions undertaken in the company, such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification covering today all of our industrial sites and several distribution subsidiaries, the implementation of an eco-design and remanufacturing policy for our products, the implementation of employee engagement surveys and associated action plans, as well as the improvement of work conditions and the signing of collective charters or collective agreements on diversity, equal opportunities and disability at work.
ISS ESG "Prime" Status
In 2020, Quadient has once again achieved “Prime” status by ISS ESG in recognition of its activities related to various environmental, social and corporate governance indicators. ISS ESG is the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS).
This status is given to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific prime threshold. Quadient’s 2020 results reflect its commitment and continuous efforts to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The evaluation shows that Quadient notably progressed in the areas of corporate governance, business ethics and reduction of the Company’s impact on the environment.
Ethibel EXCELLENCE Label
Quadient has been reconfirmed in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register, and has had the privilege to be included as well in the Ethibel PIONEER Investment Register in 2019.
Ethibel labels are a quality mark for investment funds which exclusively invest in shares or bonds included in the Investment Register and having gotten a good grade.
Individual companies are assigned a rating by Forum ETHIBEL following an in-depth screening consisting on 6 study domains which cover all aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR): human rights, human capital, the environment, social impact, market ethics and good governance.
Being part of Ethibel EXCELLENCE requires companies to receive an A (considered as exceptionally strong or innovative), B (best of class) or C (above average in the industry) rating and for companies belonging to the prestigious A or B categories, they can have the chance to be included in the Ethibel PIONEER Investment Register.
EcoVadis Gold Certification
In January 2019, Quadient has been rated “Gold” by EcoVadis in recognition of its commitment and performance in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. The EcoVadis rating agency certifies companies’ commitment to sustainable business development, specializing in assessing suppliers for global supply chains.
Its rating methodology is based on international sustainable development standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000. It is based on 21 indicators in the following 4 areas: Environment, Social Policy and Working Conditions, Business Ethics and a Responsible Supply Chain.
Quadient, a participant since 2004 under its former name Neopost, is placed among the top 1% of suppliers recognized by EcoVadis as being the most advanced and committed to sustainable development in all sectors—an increase from being rated in the top 2% in 2018.