Cabka has this year once again seen its sustainability efforts recognised with a silver EcoVadis rating.
The Germany-headquartered producers of large-sized pallets and containers made from recycled plastic was awarded 58 points on this year’s EcoVadis assessment, placing the company firmly in the top 25 percent of all evaluated companies, and the top 20 percent of manufacturers of plastic products.
The rating shows the company’s current course is paying off, according to Geert de Wilde, Chief Operations Officer at Cabka.
"Our goal is to work with our customers to transform global supply chains based on a functioning circular economy."
Cabka’s focus is on developing and maintaining a healthy and viable balance between sustainability and economic efficiency. The company is constantly identifying new plastic waste streams and developing these into a source of material for Cabka's products and works in concert with its customers to develop lighter, more efficient reusable products that are able to be fully recycled and channelled back into production at the end of life. The company recently launched the youngest generation of its recyclable Eco CP3 and the Eco CP9 pallets made wit recycled material. The pallets are designed to promote the efficiency of the logistics of the chemical industry and at the same time meet the requirements of the circular economy. Their low dead weight allows for manual handling and saves costs, fuel as well as CO2 during transport. The robust and pest-free surfaces are easy to clean. According to Cabka, one ton of recycled plastic saves around 2 tons of CO2 emissions, 5,774-kilowatt hours of energy, 16.3 barrels of oil, 98 million BTUs of energy, and 22 cubic meters of landfill.
EcoVadis is a provider of business sustainability ratings. It operates an evidence-based online platform, providing supplier sustainability ratings and allowing companies to assess the ESG performance of their global suppliers. It considers a range of CSR issues, which are grouped into four themes: ‘Environment’, ‘Labour & Human Rights’, ‘Ethics’, and ‘Sustainable Procurement’. EcoVadis’ evidence-based ratings are validated by a global team of experts and are adapted to more than 200 industry categories, 160 countries, and companies of all sizes.