For the first time this year SIA "LDZ ritošā sastāva serviss" (RSS) participated in the initiative Sustainability Index organised by Institute of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia and obtained Bronze category award.
The results of year 2017 Sustainability Index were announced on June 1 in an awarding ceremony held during the Responsible Business Week. Chairman of the Board Edgars Abrams received the award on behalf of RSS.
SIA "LDZ ritošā sastāva serviss" is the third Holding “Latvijas dzelzceļš” company participating in the initiative. In 2017 SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" (LDZ) received GOLD category award, but the daughter company of LDZ SIA "LDZ Cargo" - SILVER category. President of LDZ Holding Edvīns Bērziņš, when receiving the award, pointed out that the company has undertaken to ensure participation of another holding company in the Sustainability Index next year. "We will work to be much better next year," stressed Edvīns Bērziņš.
Within the framework of Responsible Business Week and European Sustainability Development Week 2017 Chairman of the Board of SIA "LDZ ritošā sastāva serviss" Edgars Abrams also participated in the business meet-up Date with Minister organised by Institute of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, where together with the ministers and experts from various sectors discussed the possibilities of improvement of business environment in Latvia.
Sustainability index is based on an internationally recognised methodology and it is a management tool that helps Latvian companies to determine sustainability of their businesses and corporate social responsibility level.