Des Plaines, IL, Jan. 28, 2021 – Wheels, Inc., a leader in the automotive fleet leasing and management industry, was awarded a silver EcoVadis Sustainability Rating, in recognition of its sustainability management practices. The overall rating places Wheels among the top 25 percent of more than 65,000 companies assessed.
EcoVadis methodology covers 21 sustainability criteria in four themes, environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Based on globally recognized standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and ISO 26000, the assessment process is supervised by an international scientific committee. Performance ratings are determined by a review of company policies, actions and results, and input from third-parties and external stakeholders.
“We are proud of our continued recognition by EcoVadis. Wheels is committed to becoming a cleaner fleet management company through recycling programs, green building management practices, public transportation support and more,” said Sara Sweeney, senior product manager at Wheels.
EcoVadis noted numerous Wheels strengths in each of the four themes, including its policy on waste and greenhouse gases, measures to reduce energy consumptions, recycling of IT equipment, customer eco-driving training, and sustainable procurement policies. High scores from third-party assessors also contributed to Wheels’ silver rating. For example, Wheels scored a100% in an Intertek Workplace Conditions Assessment and an 89% in another third-party-contracted Risk and Safety Assessment.
Wheels commitment to sustainability extends beyond their walls to their clients. Their EcoWheels program focuses on the strategies and provides the tools to help fleets achieve their green fleet program objectives. Most recently, Wheels released their EcoWheels Electric Vehicle Assessment tools that help clients have an informed discussion and make strategic decisions on electrifying their fleets.
ALD Automotive, Wheels global fleet management partner has also been recognized by EcoVadis. Twenty of ALD’s business entities have been assessed and awarded four platinum awards and eight gold and silver awards within the past two years.
About Wheels, Inc.
Wheels, Inc. was established in 1939 as the world’s first automotive fleet leasing and management company. Eighty-two years later, Wheels is one of the largest privately held companies in North America, featuring a portfolio of more than 325,000 vehicles under management across the continent, capabilities in 56 countries worldwide, and a client base that consists of some of the best-known businesses in the world. In addition to vehicle acquisition and leasing, Wheels provides numerous specialized services that help all sorts of organizations manage their fleets. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, L’Oréal, Subway, Nestlé, Salesforce, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 60,000 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 at ecovadis.com.