CGI wins EcoVadis Gold sustainability rating for third consecutive year

25 May 2020 Consulting.ca

Management and technology consultancy CGI has won the EcoVadis Gold rating for the third consecutive year, placing it in the top 5% of companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance.

EcoVadis is a leading platform for rating the social responsibility and sustainable procurement of organizations. The platform has over 50,000 trading partners – including top firms such as Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, and L’Oreal – helping companies benchmark their CSR performance and drive more transparent collaboration with ethical partners.

EcoVadis assesses company performance across the categories of labor and human rights, ethics, environment, and sustainable procurement. Platinum companies rank in the top 1%, gold in the top 5%, silver in the top 25%, and bronze in the top 50%.

CGI’s gold rating aligns with its core values – where CSR is one of six stated core values. The Montreal-based firm also has a key strategic goal to be recognized as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, according to a release from the company.

CGI wins EcoVadis Gold sustainability rating for third consecutive year

"CGI's consistently high rating is not only a commendable measure of their sustainability management system, but is also a reflection of the commitments they are embracing in their business," said David McClintock, marketing director at EcoVadis. "Actions such as joining the UN Global Compact, prioritizing numerous client projects on sustainable innovations, engaging their employees in local community sustainability initiatives through their Dream Connectors program, and expanding their sustainable supply chain strategy all reflect their advanced level rating performance."

CGI is one of 8,000+ businesses to have joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC), which includes companies such as Deloitte, Starbucks, and 3M. The UNGC is an initiative encouraging businesses to follow socially responsible principles in human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

The consulting firm’s Dream Connectors program, meanwhile, selects CSR projects that receive support in the form technology, funding, and volunteers. Previous winning projects include digital inclusion for girls (Canada), helping the visually impaired through digital tools (India), and teaching young people basic IT skills (UK).

CGI is also a member of top sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and FTSE4Good.

"During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to reinforce our commitment to serving as a socially responsible company," said George Schindler, president and CEO. "Acting responsibly for the well-being of the communities in which we live and work is a key element of our proximity model and benefits each of our stakeholders."


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