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  December 10th, 2023 | Written by

MODE Global Attains EcoVadis Silver Rating, Recognizing ESG Excellence

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MODE Global, a prominent third-party logistics firm, proudly announces that it has achieved the esteemed “Silver” rating from EcoVadis, a leading provider of business sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains.

EcoVadis evaluates companies based on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. The sustainability scorecard assesses performance across 21 indicators categorized into four themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The “Silver” rating reflects MODE’s position among the top 25 percent of companies assessed.

Lance Malesh, President, and CEO of MODE Global expressed, “2023 has proven to be a landmark year in MODE’s ESG journey.” He emphasized the company’s enhanced focus on environmental, social, and governance pillars, attributing the success to the efforts of the ESG committee.

As a global shipping and logistics provider, MODE is an EPA Certified SmartWay® Logistics Company Partner. In 2023, MODE invested significantly in technology tools aimed at helping customers reduce their carbon footprint. This includes carbon calculators to analyze transitioning over-the-road shipments to more environmentally friendly transportation modes, contributing to reduced fuel usage and costs through tools like consolidation, smart routing, and asset optimization.

In the realm of governance, MODE received the 2023 NAVEX Excellence in Ethics and Compliance Award, highlighting the company’s commitment to maintaining a culture of compliance, protecting stakeholders’ interests, and aligning with its brand and values.

Sharon Johnson, Chief Legal Officer, and ESG committee executive sponsor remarked, “The transformative strides we’ve accomplished company-wide in support of our ESG and sustainability goals are phenomenal.” She emphasized the significance of securing the Silver rating for both MODE Transportation and MODE Global, underscoring the commitment to driving ESG importance across the family of brands.

The recognition from EcoVadis reaffirms MODE Global’s dedication to environmental responsibility, ethical practices, and governance excellence, setting a strong foundation for continued progress in 2024.