Whistl are delighted to achieve Gold level in Zurich’s UK Supplier Accreditation scheme
Zurich is one of the world’s largest insurers and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis employing over 54,000 and serving customers in more than 170 countries. It is a responsible and sustainable company which puts Corporate Responsibility at the heart of its business.
As one of Zurich’s suppliers, Whistl were invited to be part of its UK Supplier Accreditation scheme. The Scheme measures the strength of suppliers’ responsible business practices by inviting firms to complete a questionnaire about their community and environmental activities. The questionnaire covers a broad range of topics including environmental impact, diversity and inclusion, workplace rights, governance and community activity. Zurich’s in-house experts score the supplier responses and award gold, silver or bronze accreditation depending on the suppliers’ approach to sustainability.
Sophie Timms, Head of UK Corporate Affairs for Zurich, said, “At Zurich we are committed to sustainability, ensuring that our business activities have a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy.
“We want to work with suppliers who share the same ethos so we’ve launched The Supplier Accreditation Scheme to encourage them to do the right thing. We’re delighted to see that some of our suppliers are already embracing the behaviours and values which we firmly believe are best for business, customers and society.
“We strongly believe that by integrating social and environmental concerns into our business operations we can make a real difference and help effect social change. We hope we can work with more of our suppliers to help drive further change and embed sustainability across our whole supply chain.”
At Whistl we recognise the importance of our role in managing social, economic and environmental issues. Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy focuses on how we seek to co-ordinate and manage our practices. Zurich’s Gold accreditation is a testament to all the hard work implemented by the Whistl staff across many parts of the business and demonstrate that our practices and behaviors are in line with our CSR policy and objectives.