Pramodh Ellath, General Manager of GAC Samudera Freight Services (GSFS), and PT Thermax International Indonesia’s Director of Operations Sanjeev Goyel strike a pose at the energy and environment solutions provider’s factory in Cilegon, Indonesia. Behind them is a 10-tonne-per-hour boiler, itself weighing 21 tonnes. It’s the company’s first export product to roll out since the factory started operations in July 2017. GSFS was appointed to handle the export documentation and transport.
PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL) has been awarded Silver Recognition Level by EcoVadis, placing it among the top 30% of companies for sustainability performance.
The Silver rating comes after the company underwent an assessment and audit focusing on 21 issues under four categories: the environment; labour practices and human rights; fair business practices; and sustainable procurement.
EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Companies including GSL’s customer, Sanofi, use EcoVadis results to measure their suppliers' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
Sanofi recognised GSL’s achievement at its Supplier Day.
Aadarsh Janardhanan, GSL’s Supply Chain Manager, says: “Our customers are becoming more discerning when choosing suppliers they work with. They no longer focus solely on pricing and experience but also demand high standards in sustainability and CSR practices. The EcoVadis Silver rating sends a reassuring message that our systems, in tandem with the EcoVadis scorecard, will help us keep our supply chain processes in check at all times.”
GAC Samudera Logistics is also certified by Sedex, a membership organisation for businesses committed to the continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.