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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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  • 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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