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  • Golden Results in the Supply Chain

    Golden Results in the Supply Chain

    More than 600 CSR and procurement professionals, attended Sustain, the annual EcoVadis event dedicated to responsible purchasing earlier this year. Among them were representatives of the European...

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  • Four Questions to Mathilde Goussault, Head of CSR at Bonduelle Group

    Four Questions to Mathilde Goussault, Head of CSR at Bonduelle Group

    Interview with Mathilde Goussault, Head of CSR at Bonduelle Group where she covers the company's responsible purchasing, sustainable packaging and other CSR activities.

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  • Beyond Procurement: Sustainability as a Way to Engage and Retain Talent

    Beyond Procurement: Sustainability as a Way to Engage and Retain Talent

    The race to recruit and retain top talent is competitive and there is a new attribute that is motivating potential candidates — an organization’s sustainability initiatives.

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  • Centrica Responsible Procurement Case Study

    Centrica Responsible Procurement Case Study

    Moving from spend-threshold to CSR risk approach and gaining impetus from legislation involved looking at category, product and country risk data, and potential brand impact.

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  • 3 Ways to Make Sense of Circular Economy

    3 Ways to Make Sense of Circular Economy

    Consumers across the world are becoming increasingly sensitive to issues surrounding plastic pollution. Initiatives calling for reduced use of plastic or cleaning the oceans are becoming more common.

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  • CSR: Small Is Beautiful

    CSR: Small Is Beautiful

    Why are very small businesses, with up to 25 employees, deciding to be assessed on their ethical, social and environmental performance? Interview with Philippe Andrillat, Associate Director, Kenseo.

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  • Sustain 2019: Exponential Progress in Responsible Purchasing, Perseverance and Innovation

    Sustain 2019: Exponential Progress in Responsible Purchasing, Perseverance and Innovation

    More than 600 professionals from the procurement and CSR worlds descended upon Paris on March 11-12, ready to share best practices, exchange ideas and ignite change in global supply chains and beyond.

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  • The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

    The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

    We’re still very early into 2019 and all signs point to an interesting year ahead. It appears the global businesses community has woken up to the severity of environmental concerns on society,...

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  • 2018 Highlights

    2018 Highlights

    2018 was a busy and exciting year for EcoVadis. The company saw many successes including a brand refresh and the launch of the EcoVadis 10 platform.

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Attend Sustain 2019

    Top 5 Reasons to Attend Sustain 2019

    The annual Sustain conference is just around the corner, taking place on March 11-12 in Paris. It’s a great opportunity to engage with experts, attend sessions on dozens of topics related to...

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  • When Your Own Data Collection Is Not Enough: Sustainability Ratings vs. Self-Assessment CSR Questionnaires

    When Your Own Data Collection Is Not Enough: Sustainability Ratings vs. Self-Assessment CSR Questionnaires

    While supply chain risks continue to proliferate across many industries, businesses are looking for trusted ways to assess their trading partners and many have come to rely on sustainability ratings.

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  • Using Data on Worker Sense of Value to Guide Improvements in Social Performance in the Supply Chain

    Using Data on Worker Sense of Value to Guide Improvements in Social Performance in the Supply Chain

    Once companies engage their value chain partners on sustainability topics, either through assessments, audits or similar data collection processes, the next challenge is how to help them improve.

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  • A Multicultural Edge in Sustainable Procurement: Four Questions to Air Liquide’s Shui Mahieu

    A Multicultural Edge in Sustainable Procurement: Four Questions to Air Liquide’s Shui Mahieu

    Air Liquide's Sustainable Procurement Manager talks about her experience with EcoVadis.

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  • Sustainable Procurement Goals Top the Agenda at the EcoVadis Scientific Committee Meeting

    Sustainable Procurement Goals Top the Agenda at the EcoVadis Scientific Committee Meeting

    Sustainable Procurement Goals and public procurement were among some of the most important topics discussed by the EcoVadis Scientific Committee at a recent annual meeting.

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  • Best of the Blog: Top 5 Posts of 2018

    Best of the Blog: Top 5 Posts of 2018

    A quick look at our most widely read blog posts over the past twelve months suggests that CSR and procurement professionals around the globe are increasingly interested in regulations related to...

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  • From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15

    From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15

    Human interference in natural habitats has put the biological diversity of our planet at risk. This is why one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 15, is committed to protecting,...

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  • Science Based Targets: An Essential Piece of a Complex Climate Strategy Puzzle

    Science Based Targets: An Essential Piece of a Complex Climate Strategy Puzzle

    Climate change is a fact. Setting Science Based Targets – emission reduction targets based on the two-degree scenario – is the first step in the strategic transformation we need and has four...

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  • How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain

    How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain

    As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, a recent Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) conference discussed ways businesses can manage...

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  • Targeted Action On Energy Use Along The Product Lifecycle: Four Steps Industries Can Take To Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goal 7

    Targeted Action On Energy Use Along The Product Lifecycle: Four Steps Industries Can Take To Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goal 7

    SDG 7 focuses on energy use. With 20 percent of the world population lacking access to modern electricity here is a set of approaches businesses can take to engage their suppliers to reduce their...

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  • Tomorrow’s Brands Will Be Sustainable or They Won’t Exist at All

    Tomorrow’s Brands Will Be Sustainable or They Won’t Exist at All

    The world is facing social and environmental challenges never seen before. Brands need to transform to maintain a competitive advantage and rebuild trust.

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