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Turtle Earns Sustainability Accolade from Ecovadis

Ecovadis is a a global platform that assesses companies' sustainability performance, considering environmental, social, and ethical factors.
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Electrical and industrial supplies distributor Turtle placed in the top 16% of companies in its industry for demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, as assessed by Ecovadis.

Ecovadis is a a global platform that assesses companies’ sustainability performance, considering environmental, social, and ethical factors. The assessment provides overall and category scores and awards medals based on comparison to companies in similar industries.

On July 20, Turtle — ranked No. 17 on the Top Electrical Distributor list of MDM’s 2023 Top Distributors List — announced it had earned a 63 out of 100 in its assessment, an improvement of seven points over its previous score in 2021. The score earned Turtle a second silver medal award.

In addition to an overall score improvement, Turtle also realized increases in individual category scores for Sustainable Procurement (increase of 20 points), and Ethics (increase of 10 points). Environmental and Labor & Human Rights categories remained at the same level as in the previous assessment.

  • Ethics (70): Turtle demonstrated the thoroughness of its policies promoting transparency and ethical behavior at all levels of the organization. Turtle also demonstrated major improvements to its cybersecurity model as its moves towards an ISO 27001 certification.
  • Labor & Human Rights (70): Turtle’s category score reflects how it supports and advocates for employees through all stages of employment. It also underscores the strength of its policies and reporting mechanisms to ensure employee equity.
  • Sustainable Procurement (60): Turtle’s score improved by updating its supplier policies and contracts, surveying suppliers on sustainability efforts, and emphasizing its business with other Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWOBs).
  • Environmental (50): Turtle is tracking a wide range of metrics across its business, focusing on energy and waste consumption. In 2022, Turtle sourced 637,436 kWh of its energy from clean solar power at two of branch locations. It also recycled 9.74% of its total waste, equating to 98,966 pounds of material saved from landfills. This percentage was up from 8.55% in 2021.

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