Verlingue’s ESG strategy gets EcoVadis seal of approval

Chartered insurance broker Verlingue has achieved bronze accreditation for its environmental, social and governance approach from independent assessor, EcoVadis.

Verlingue’s ESG drive is lead by director of operations at Verlingue, Andrew Sugden, with the accreditation initiative led by risk management director, Gayle Bennouir.

Group CEO Mike Latham (pictured) commented: “Even before the ESG term was coined, our business was already well on the road to embrace the values it enshrines; values that resonate with those of our family-owned group, which is now in its fourth generation. Validation from a respected third-party is not however the end of the journey – and we are keen to constantly improve and investigate how we can ensure the business delivers on the E, the S and the G in equal measure.”

The broker’s benchmarking process will also be repeated next year as part of a strategy of continuous improvement. The documents and policies that form part of the ESG ranking are accessible online to external parties, such as those wishing to verify Verlingue’s ESG credentials match their own sustainable procurement policies.

EcoVadis has assessed over 90,000 companies against its sustainability criteria, including Verlingue's parent company in France.

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