For the second year in a row, EcoVadis has ranked Road Transport in its “Gold” category based on the company’s policies on the environment, human rights, ethics and responsible purchasing.

With more than 20,000 companies ranked around the world, EcoVadis is an international benchmark for assessing the sustainability of companies. Since the organisation was created in 2007, the requirements for companies assessed have been gradually tightening, with more and more criteria that are increasingly difficult to meet. “The evidence to be provided in 2020 was much more significant than in 2019!”, confirms Olivier Royer, Executive Vice President Road Transport.

But even with these new tougher requirements to meet, Road Transport still managed to improve its score by two points – 66/100 compared to 64 in 2019, which positions it in the top 2% of the most exemplary companies operating in the “road haulage” business sector.

Beyond just obtaining a medal, EcoVadis provides Road Transport with a performance indicator that resonates in the business community: almost sixty customers have already sent requests for the assessment report before confirming or continuing their commitment with the haulier.

This result is not really surprising, though, as it is in line with Road Transport’s ambitions in terms of corporate social responsibility. “It is a genuine reflection of the efforts we make to both protect the health and safety of our employees, and reduce our impact on the environment.”

Road Transport committed a year ago alongside Ademe to a program to further improve its environmental performance (see our article). The company intends to continue this momentum for the years to come.