EcoVadis provides the sustainability ratings of more than 75.000 companies worldwide, based on their environmental, social and ethical performance. Its online platform provides desktop sustainability assessment, allowing 175 multinationals to access ratings of their selected suppliers across 155 countries.
“In my role, I am committed to lead the way and make sure we continue integrating sustainability throughout the way we run our business”, says Ernesto Domínguez, President and CEO Toyota Material Handling Europe.
“The EcoVadis assessment system is very important for us, because this makes it easier for our customers to choose the right partners for the future. This audit helps us work in the area of Kaizen [continuous improvement]. I am very proud that we are the first in the material handling industry to achieve platinum recognition. This gives reassurance to our customers and also fulfils our responsibility to inspire others to strive for the highest standards” concludes Domínguez.
All Toyota Material Handling’s European factories and local entities undergo this yearly survey, which results in the individual scoring of each entity. This responds to customers’ requests at local level – which have continued to increase since 2020.
Over 50% of TMHE local entities are now achieving Gold or Platinum scores, meaning they are individually at the same level as the top 10% best rated companies. As of today, Toyota Material Handling UK, Toyota Material Handling Italia, and Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing France have achieved the Platinum label, while 11 other local operations have achieved the Gold standard.
In 2018, Toyota Material Handling Europe also received the first ever Supplier Excellence Award from EcoVadis for ‘Best Group Engagement’. The award represented Toyota’s commitment to transparency on the performance of all local entities, Gold rating for 30% of subsidiaries, and a top 3% ranking in the industry.
EcoVadis evaluates four themes and an overall score. The weighting of each theme varies, with Labour and Human Rights being the most significant. Toyota Material Handling Europe has received overall score 76/100 this year, and the following rating for each theme:
Toyota Material Handling Europe is the European headquarters of Toyota Material Handling Group, which is part of Toyota Industries Corporation – the global leader in material-handling equipment. It provides businesses of all sizes, in more than 30 European countries, with a full range of counterbalanced forklift trucks, BT warehouse equipment/services, added-value solutions and innovations. Over 95% of trucks are manufactured in our European factories, in Sweden, France and Italy – all to Toyota Production System´s (TPS) quality standards. Find out more to achieve exceptional efficiency in your operations. www.toyota-forklifts.eu.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 200 purchasing categories and 160 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, L’Oréal, Subway, Nestlé, Salesforce, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 75,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth. Learn more on www.ecovadis.com.