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EcoVadis ‘Silver’ rating for Strukton Rolling Stock

01 November 2016

Strukton Rolling Stock’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme has been awarded a ‘Silver’ medal based on the EcoVadis CSR assessment method. Strukton Rolling Stock scores a rating of 60 out of 100 within the EcoVadis rating system. This means that in terms of CSR performance, Strukton Rolling Stock belongs to the top 30% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis.

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EcoVadis has developed a CSR assessment method that allows the user to compare suppliers with regard to various environmental, social and ethical aspects. In addition, EcoVadis measures how the supplier scores on these points within its own supply chain.

Numerous companies

By now, numerous companies have adopted the EcoVadis method, using the CSR assessments to reduce risks, stimulate innovation and build trust between trading partners. For example, five major international railway companies and manufacturers (Alstom, Bombardier, Deutsche Bahn, NS (Dutch Railways) and SNCF) have joined forces in the ‘Railresponsible’ alliance, working together with EcoVadis to improve sustainability in the rail sector’s supply chain.

Significant achievement

The fact that Strukton Rolling Stock has earned a ‘Silver’ level in the EcoVadis rating has already come to the attention of the Dutch railway company NS, the German operator Deutsche Bahn AG and the French national railway company SNCF.