DALLAS, TEXAS (December 06, 2023) – MODE Global, a leading third-party logistics firm, announced today it has received the prestigious “Silver” rating from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains.
EcoVadis’ methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000. The sustainability scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. The “Silver” rating indicates that MODE placed among the top 25 percent of companies assessed.
“2023 has proven to be a banner year in MODE’s ESG journey,” stated MODE Global president and CEO, Lance Malesh. “We have stepped up our emphasis across each of the environmental, social and governance pillars of our ESG strategy and engrained a sustainable focus across our entire business strategy. The efforts of our ESG committee are clearly paying off through this achievement as well as others across our family of companies.”
As a global provider of shipping and logistics, MODE is an EPA Certiﬁed SmartWay® Logistics Company Partner and specifically in 2023, MODE invested heavily in technology tools that can aid customers in decreasing their carbon footprint by using carbon calculators to analyze transitioning over-the-road shipments to more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Through our innovative technology, we can help reduce fuel usage and costs through a range of tools including consolidation, smart routing and asset optimization.
Additionally, in the area of governance, MODE was named a winner of the 2023 NAVEX Excellence in Ethics and Compliance Award recognizing that MODE’s compliance programs demonstrate its commitment to maintaining a culture of compliance, protecting stakeholders’ interests and aligning with its brand and values.
“The transformative strides we’ve accomplished company-wide in support of our ESG and sustainability goals are phenomenal,” said Sharon Johnson, chief legal officer and ESG committee executive sponsor. “Securing the Silver rating from EcoVadis for MODE Transportation, a subsidiary of MODE Global, in 2022 was a significant achievement. Now, in 2023, to achieve the same recognition for MODE Global underscores our commitment to driving ESG importance across our family of brands. We are excited to continue building on our progress into 2024.”