BI WORLDWIDE is proud to announce our latest ratings in the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Sustainability Index, an independent body who evaluates businesses' sustainability credentials across three categories: Economic, Environmental, and Social.
With our continued focus on sustainability across the business we have yet again been able to increase our Economic (89%) and Social (91%) scores during our annual re-evaluation, as well as maintaining a 100% score for Environmental which we achieved two years ago.
When compared against all other CSI suppliers who participate in CIPS, we are leading the way. Below are just a few of the highlights of the initiatives which have helped us to achieve these impressive scores:
Investors in People
Having held this accreditation since 2005, in 2017 we successfully gained Silver accreditation to the scheme. This involved a thorough audit of our processes, detailed interviews with a variety of Associates from across the business and completion of an in-depth questionnaire to assess our competencies against a number of frameworks. We have a project team in place working towards achieving Gold accreditation standard by 2020.
Good Neighbour Initiative & Volunteering Time
In addition to spending time volunteering for their own choice of charities, we have a dedicated committee of Associates driving various interactions with the local community in and around Newport Pagnell, where our UK office is based. BI WORLDWIDE allows each Associate 12 half (working) days each year, fully paid, to participate in a range of voluntary activities and has arranged numerous volunteering opportunities within the local community. This year we have taken part in a mass litter-pick of the local town centre, deep cleaning of a community centre, setting up and marshalling on carnival day, collaboration with the Christmas Lights committee and providing career advice to students at the local secondary school.