Distributor The Sourcing Team (PPAI 188709), based in Wallington, Surrey, UK, has been awarded the first Sustainable Leaders Award by EcoVadis in recognition of sustainable excellence in the industry. The award is for Best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) performance in wholesale/tertiary services.

EcoVadis provides sustainability ratings and risk management tools for global supply chains. Its Sustainable Leaders Awards were assigned to small and medium-sized companies that have obtained the highest EcoVadis CSR Score within their region in 2016 based on leading CSR standards.

“I am so proud of what we have achieved,” says Gill Thorpe, The Sourcing Team founder and CEO. “The team has worked consistently to maintain and improve the scores across our sustainability and ethical commitments, and this is reflected in the quality of our due diligence processes and our transparent approach up and down the supply chain. Today it is critical that corporations and NGOs work with partners that really care and add value. I believe that’s what we do, with passion. It doesn’t matter what size your business is, every business should take a responsibility for sustainable best practice.”

Client Services Director Becky Fleury was in Paris to accept the award on behalf of The Sourcing Team.