For the third year running ASL Global has attained Advanced Gold Supplier Status following a rigorous CSR assessment by leading global supply chain evaluation platform, EcoVadis. Since 2016, ASL has been a Gold Status business, adopting a proactive program of continuous improvement which has delivered a significantly improved score year on year. The 2018 assessment has returned ASL’s highest score to date, reflecting the company’s leadership position as a global marketing services and supply chain management business.
ASL now resides in the top 1% of suppliers in their category. Overall, 45,000 suppliers worldwide are assessed across 180 purchasing categories and 21 separate CSR criteria set by EcoVadis. ASL performed especially strongly in the key category of sustainable procurement, reflecting the company’s robust approach to ethical, compliant, global supply chain management.
Lee Wai Hoong, ASL’s Chief Quality & Compliance Officer, commented on the Gold Status attainment “We’re delighted to not only retain EcoVadis Advanced Gold Status but to improve our overall performance score for the third year running. This upward curve of continuous improvement reflects the focus we keep on maintaining a robust, transparent and socially compliant supply chain, especially in vulnerable and low-cost markets”.
Steve Ueckermann, ASL’s Managing Director also commented “Ranking in the top 1% of suppliers is a great achievement, but we do not rest on our laurels. Our clients demand the highest levels of social and environmental standards and they trust us to manage a fully compliant supply chain on their behalf. We remain firmly committed to improving CSR standards across hugely complex global supply chain networks, spend categories and markets.”
EcoVadis operates an independent CSR assessment platform providing Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains which help to drive meaningful change in supply chains worldwide. More than 45,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.