ATA Freight has been awarded a Bronze Recognition for its sustainability rating from EcoVadis.
The bronze medal recognizes sustainability performance in the top half of all rated companies worldwide.
“Recognition from EcoVadis for our sustainability practices is something we at ATA Freight take great pride in," said Matt Goker, ATA Freight CEO. "Receiving the Bronze Recognition Medal once again is an acknowledgment that we have adopted practices that focus on preserving and protecting our earth and its natural resources. We have made it a top and ongoing priority to follow procedures and leverage advanced technologies that minimize both our carbon footprint and those of our customers. Given that all transportation modalities used in global trade activities are associated with high carbon emissions, it is particularly important for companies operating on the supply chain to be engaged in sound sustainability practices.”
The EcoVadis Sustainability rating methodology and resulting scorecards cover 21 sustainability criteria across four themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
The process was developed around seven principles which include: assessment by international experts; tailored to industry sector, country, and company size; data source diversification to ensure rich stakeholder input for reliable scoring; utilization of technology to ensure a secure and confidential process and accelerated cycle time; traceability and transparency of documentation; evidence-based; and excellence through continuous improvement.
The methodology is aligned with international sustainability standards including those developed by the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.