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  • Creating Sustainable Value: How to Avoid a “Compliance Trap”

    Creating Sustainable Value: How to Avoid a “Compliance Trap”

    66% of organizations cite regulatory compliance as a critically important aspect of their sustainable procurement programs. Just 27 percent said the same in 2017. Insights from the 2019 Barometer

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  • Making Supply Chains More Transparent as a Way to Make the Global Economy More Sustainable

    Making Supply Chains More Transparent as a Way to Make the Global Economy More Sustainable

    By taking social and environmental data into consideration all along the supply chain, a consumer will eventually become a citizen-consumer, conscious of his/her act. 2019 Barometer study analysis.

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  • How Sustainable Procurement is Evolving: Trends From the 2019 Barometer Study

    How Sustainable Procurement is Evolving: Trends From the 2019 Barometer Study

    The 2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer reveals sustainability awareness is growing, but also shows a risky compliance trap for many organizations.

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  • Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance

    Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance

    As corporate responsibility attracts more attention, more and more companies are working with peers and competitors in their respective industries to accomplish sustainability-related goals.

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  • Making the Case for Investment in your Company’s Sustainable Procurement Program

    Making the Case for Investment in your Company’s Sustainable Procurement Program

    Webinar with SPLC, EcoVadis and Sodexo. Insights from eight companies in a range of industries and sizes on how they’ve made the case for investment in their company’s sustainable purchasing program.

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  • Better Late Than Never: Canada Set to Introduce Supply Chain Legislation

    Better Late Than Never: Canada Set to Introduce Supply Chain Legislation

    A recently drafted bill has Canada set to join the growing list of countries intent on introducing national legislation on supply chain transparency and modern slavery.

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  • Hollywood Fashion: What Does It Take to Create a Custom, Yet Sustainable Gown?

    Hollywood Fashion: What Does It Take to Create a Custom, Yet Sustainable Gown?

    The fashion industry has historically been known as one of the least sustainable industries but standards are changing and sustainability is increasingly coming into the spotlight.

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  • From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

    From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

    Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit. Now in our sixth year supporting the SPLC, it did not disappoint: This...

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  • China’s Fight Against Air Pollution and Its Impact on Supply Chains

    China’s Fight Against Air Pollution and Its Impact on Supply Chains

    Every year, June 5 is celebrated as the World Environment Day. An initiative launched by the United Nations in 1974 to combat problems related to environmental degradation, the event is hosted by...

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  • Incremental Steps to Exponential Change

    Incremental Steps to Exponential Change

    When it comes to sustainability, much of the media attention today is around consumer-facing issues. Banning plastic straws, reducing the use of disposable bags – these are hot topics that society...

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  • Golden Results in the Supply Chain

    Golden Results in the Supply Chain

    “Being rated gold proves that all our efforts have been worthwhile. We’ll strive to retain this level and continue to be rated Gold Advanced by EcoVadis” Gael Gonzalez, LPR, Quality & CSR Manager EU

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  • Four Questions to Mathilde Goussault, CSR Manager at Bonduelle Group

    Four Questions to Mathilde Goussault, CSR Manager 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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  • Country Risk Scores Mapped and Explained

    Country Risk Scores Mapped and Explained

    As an additional service to our customers, EcoVadis provides profiles on over 150 countries. These profiles cover information on risks across four themes: Environment, health & social, human...

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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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