Canadian multinational IT services and business consulting company CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) has achieved a Platinum rating from EcoVadis for its sustainability performance, joining the top 1% of companies with this distinction in the category of computer programming, consulting and other related activities.
EcoVadis’ platinum rating certifies CGI’s continued implementation and integration of measurable and traceable initiatives in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable sourcing practices. This recognition also shows the progression of CGI, since in the previous four years it received a Gold rating, which only 5% of companies have.
According to CGI President and CEO George D. Schindler, “Our commitment to sustainability is intrinsic to our core values and our partnership with clients to help them advance their own sustainability initiatives as we work collectively to improve economic well-being, social and environmental aspects of the communities in which we live and work”. “At CGI we are proud” -adds Schindler- “to achieve the highest rating from EcoVadis in recognition of our disciplined and proven approach to integrating sustainability into our business practices around the world”.
EcoVadis is the world’s leading provider of corporate sustainability ratings, having assessed more than 95,000 companies worldwide. Its evaluation methodology is based on a framework of 21 sustainability criteria established based on global standards that are guided by an international scientific community.
CGI is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and has set a series of measurable goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion and community impact. CGI’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) reports are aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and with other requirements such as those of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the United Nations Global Compact. For more information on CGI’s priorities and measures, download the 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.