We took some time to reflect back on 2016. It was a great year for EcoVadis – we have expanded further across the globe, reinforced our internal structure and raised our first external funding. Here are some highlights and achievement in the infographic below – click on the image to view in full.
How private companies are aligning their business activities to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
The private sector is now more than ever requested to be an essential partner and is given the opportunity ...
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...
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.
The Critical New CSR Challenge: Third-Party Cybersecurity Risk
The specter of cybersecurity-related incidents in the supply chain has risen from a marginal concern to a top issue for many companies. Going beyond the bottom line, and beyond compliance,...
Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Helping Automotive Businesses Tackle Modern Slavery
Poverty, inequality, discrimination and poor labor practices still plague the global business community. SDG 8 aims to close this gap and the transition to a new and collaborative sustainable...
How Financial Services Companies Can Manage Sustainability Risks While Driving Progress On UN Sustainable Development Goal 16
Contrary to common belief, with its global presence firmly established, the financial services sector has a considerable supply chain impact.
One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
The U.S. federal government may have withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, but U.S.-based organizations are still focused on upholding climate targets.
Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Three Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain
Ocean plastic pollution is the theme of this year’s Earth Day and is a growing concern. There is still hope that our ocean will finally get the attention it deserves.
Illuminating the Way Toward Sustainable Supply Chains
Nearly 100 professionals in procurement, supply chain and sustainability gathered together for EcoVadis’ first North American Sustainable Procurement and Finance Roundtable Series to learn more...
Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Steps to Promote Gender Equality in the Supply Chain
The importance and the impact of gender equality is easy to underestimate when facing seemingly more critical issues. However, gender is an inalienable component of every other global goal.
Combating Modern Slavery – Do We Really Understand the Worker’s Perspective?