Westland Milk Products’ suppliers have helped the
company move up global independent rankings for corporate
Westland General Manager
Environment and Milk Supply Mark Lockington said the
involvement of Westland suppliers in signing on to the
company’s new Code of Conduct was one of the major factors
behind Westland being awarded a Gold ranking for its
In July, Westland was
advised it was now amongst the top 5% of global companies
ranked by sustainability auditors EcoVadis and had been
given the Gold Award.
The EcoVadis Gold Award
demonstrates Westland is actively promoting responsible
environmental practices, employee engagement, and ethical
codes of conduct.
“The new policies and procedures
put in place with our supply chain, such as our Code of
Conduct, were singled out by EcoVadis as a factor in our
improved ranking,’’ Mr Lockington said.
really grateful for the response from our suppliers in
signing up to the Code and the care and time they took to
“The award levels continue to evolve in
line with market expectations so we will need to continue to
invest and improve in order to maintain our Gold
Westland’s Code of Conduct sets out
the company’s approach to ethical business conduct;
health, safety, and wellbeing; environment; labour and human
rights and compliance with law.
As corporate social
responsibility continues to increase in importance globally,
Westland CEO Richard Wyeth said the Gold award reduces the
compliance expectations of new customers.
able to demonstrate our social responsibility credentials is
vital in global business and this ranking supports the work
done not only across our team, but across our whole supply
chain,’’ Mr Wyeth said.
“It shows we mean
business when it comes to operating to the highest ethical
standards and can demonstrate our commitment to corporate
social responsibility, trust and
Westland first joined the EcoVadis
ranking system in 2018 as a supply chain requirement of some
major international customers and has ranked at Silver for
the past five
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