International ranking platform EcoVadis cites SAP software and consulting firm for commitment to environment, ethics and employees
West Chester, Pa, May 3, 2017 – Datavard, a leading provider of software and consulting services for SAP data management, announced today that it has received a prestigious international award for corporate social responsibility (CSR) from the international ranking platform, EcoVadis.
EcoVadis, evaluates the sustainability of companies based an exhaustive set of criteria including environment, social engagement, ethics, and supply chain. In all, companies are scored based on 21 criteria, including energy consumption and emissions, health and safety as well as their commitment to employee advancement and career development.
In its first ever evaluation, Datavard received a Silver CSR award from EcoVadis, placing it among the top-tier of professional services firms. As reflected in the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices, Datavard achieved above average results across the board the Professional Services Category.
“Responsibility for our coworkers and the world in which we live are core values to us,” said Gregor Stöckler, Datavard CEO. “One of our key goals as a company is to embody and promote social responsibility in everything we do.”
Datavard is particularly focused on sustainability around the environment, ethics and employees. On the environment, Datavard implements energy-saving technologies and promotes conscientious business travel. The company also supports regional projects with common interests as well as environmental outreach such as the Black Jaguar Foundation through regular donations and volunteerism. To maintain ethical standards, the company has published a code of conduct that prohibits collaboration with companies or organizations that produce weapons, violate human rights, utilize child labor, or support corruption. For employees, the company offers special health programs as well as a range of educational and development opportunities. Datavard also strives to promote a good work-life balance.
“The EcoVadis audit provides third-party validation that our programs are effective and will lead to sustainable long-term benefits to the environment around us as well as our customers and partners,” said Gregor Stöckler. “We’re grateful for this acknowledgment, and proud to have achieved silver status on our first go.”
EcoVadis is an internationally leading and independent service provider for sustainability rankings. Based on a comprehensive ranking list, companies with international supply chains are scored for their sustainability and responsible professional engagement through robust measurement methods recognized worldwide. These methods are based on international CSR-Standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact as well as ISO 26000 and includes 150 purchase categories and 140 countries.
Datavard is an international provider of software and consultation solutions for innovative SAP data management, HANA & Hadoop Integration, IT Operations, Analytics, Big Data solutions in the SAP-sphere, and System Landscape Transformation including SAP S/4 HANA migration. Gartner recognized Datavard in the current “Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement.” International companies, including Fortune 500 and DAX30 companies such as Allianz, BASF and Nestlé have chosen Datavard. An owner-operated company, Datavard is one of the fastest growing technology firms in Europe and was among the “Deloitte Fast 50” for the second time in a row in 2016. Datavard is headquartered in Heidelberg with branches in EMEA, USA, and APJ. Further information about Datavard can be found on www.datavard.com or on the following social media websites: Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn und Blog.
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