Sean Donnelly

Sean Donnelly joined EcoVadis in 2021. He holds a PhD in Modern European History from Teesside University and has worked previously in research and communications capacities at the European Commission and in the Irish Civil Service.

  • EcoVadis Sustain 2022: 5 Key Takeaways

    EcoVadis Sustain 2022: 5 Key Takeaways

    On March 14-15, 2022, more than 3,200 participants from 77 countries tuned in to EcoVadis’ Sustain conference. This blog recounts 5 key takeaways from the event.

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  • Why Digital and Remote-based ESG Assessments Are Part of the "New Normal" for European Businesses

    Why Digital and Remote-based ESG Assessments Are Part of the "New Normal" for European Businesses

    Under mounting pressure from regulators, investors and consumers, companies are increasingly leveraging digital solutions to integrate sustainability considerations into procurement strategy.

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  • Norwegian Supply Chain Transparency Act: What Norway’s New Due Diligence Law Means for Your Business and How EcoVadis Can Help

    Norwegian Supply Chain Transparency Act: What Norway’s New Due Diligence Law Means for Your Business and How EcoVadis Can Help

    From July 2022, companies trading in Norway will face extensive new due diligence regulations. This blog summarizes the Transparency Act and highlights how EcoVadis can help your company prepare.

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  • Impact on Carbon: How the EcoVadis Network Supports Companies in Tackling Emissions

    Impact on Carbon: How the EcoVadis Network Supports Companies in Tackling Emissions

    As focus in ESG discourse and strategy shifts away from ambition and towards action, this blog explores the positive social and environmental impact generated by the EcoVadis Carbon Action Module.

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  • B2B Sustainability Forum for the Americas: 5 Key Takeaways

    B2B Sustainability Forum for the Americas: 5 Key Takeaways

    On November 4, 2021, EcoVadis staged its B2B Sustainability Forum for the Americas, focusing on best practices in sustainable procurement. This blog highlights five key takeaways from the event.

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  • EU Due Diligence Update: Deforestation Enters Regulatory Crosshairs

    EU Due Diligence Update: Deforestation Enters Regulatory Crosshairs

    Reviewing the new European Commission proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products, this blog outlines how your business can prepare for introduction of binding due diligence obligations.

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  • The Best of Sustainability Content in 2021

    The Best of Sustainability Content in 2021

    As another busy year in sustainability draws to a close, this blog looks back on the five EcoVadis publications that generated most interest and engagement among our readers in 2021.

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  • From Ambition to Action: Supply Chains Key to Scaling Corporate Net Zero Pledges in Line With COP26

    From Ambition to Action: Supply Chains Key to Scaling Corporate Net Zero Pledges in Line With COP26

    As world leaders meet to expedite progress towards global net zero at COP26, this blog highlights the imperative that companies engage suppliers to tackle carbon emissions embedded in the supply chain

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  • Procurement at Deutsche Bahn: A Holistic Conception of Supply Chain Sustainability

    Procurement at Deutsche Bahn: A Holistic Conception of Supply Chain Sustainability

    Christoph Schwärzler is Senior Officer for Sustainable Procurement at Deutsche Bahn. Here, he discusses holistic supply chain management processes and how EcoVadis helps support sustainability efforts

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  • UN World Food Day: Food & Beverage Companies Must Target Procurement to Boost Sustainability Performance

    UN World Food Day: Food & Beverage Companies Must Target Procurement to Boost Sustainability Performance

    To mark UN World Food Day, this blog explores the latest sustainability trends in the food and beverage sector and highlights the importance of procurement in scaling sustainable impact

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  • Index 2021: Mandatory EU Due Diligence a Challenge For Supply Chain Sustainability

    Index 2021: Mandatory EU Due Diligence a Challenge For Supply Chain Sustainability

    As the EU moves to implement a mandatory due diligence regime, the latest EcoVadis Risk and Sustainability Index reveals that European businesses are unprepared for forthcoming regulatory changes.

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  • 2021 EcoVadis Sustainability Index Highlights: Supply Chain Risks Compromise Global Performance Growth

    2021 EcoVadis Sustainability Index Highlights: Supply Chain Risks Compromise Global Performance Growth

    As highlighted in Index 2021, sustainability performance has continued to improve across regions and industries despite pandemic related challenges. However, key supply chain vulnerabilities persisted

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  • EcoVadis Index 2021: UK Supply Chains a Sustainability Weakness Ahead of COP26

    EcoVadis Index 2021: UK Supply Chains a Sustainability Weakness Ahead of COP26

    As supply chain disruption spreads across the UK ahead of COP26, the 2021 EcoVadis Index reveals concerning trends in the social and environmental performance of many of the UK’s largest companies.

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  • Sustainability Management at Wienerberger: A Clear Roadmap for the Entire Value Chain

    Sustainability Management at Wienerberger: A Clear Roadmap for the Entire Value Chain

    Christine Vieira Paschoalique, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Wienerberger AG, discusses the latest sustainability developments within the organization and how EcoVadis has helped to realize them

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  • ESG Reporting and Greenwashing: 3 Steps for Business to Mitigate the Risk of Climate Litigation

    ESG Reporting and Greenwashing: 3 Steps for Business to Mitigate the Risk of Climate Litigation

    This blog surveys the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in respect of ESG disclosures and recommends some practical steps businesses can take to guard against charges of Greenwashing.

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  • 5 Ways EU Forced Labor Guidelines Enable Businesses to Plan for Mandatory Due Diligence

    5 Ways EU Forced Labor Guidelines Enable Businesses to Plan for Mandatory Due Diligence

    Examining new EU guidance on how to address forced labour in supply chains, this blog outlines 5 ways businesses can prepare for the forthcoming introduction of binding due diligence obligations.

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