EcoVadis and Givewith accelerating the growth of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge as its first official Supporters

April 21, 2022 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

EcoVadis and Givewith have become the first Supporters of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP), making financial donations to accelerate its mission.

Dusseldorf (Germany), April 21, 2022: The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) announces two leading companies in the sustainability ecosystem have become the first sponsors of the SPP, committing to a financial donation to support the movement’s growing impact across the globe.

EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, and Givewith, a SaaS company that delivers a unique sales and procurement differentiator in the form of curated Social Impact programs, have joined the SPP’s recently launched Supporter Program, helping to empower more procurement professionals with expert knowledge to implement lasting change. 

Sustainability is at the top of many companies’ agendas. Awareness is growing on the impact procurement has with purchasing decisions and collaborative approaches to improve sustainability initiatives across global supply chains. Nevertheless, more awareness is needed and gaps in knowledge and empowerment need to be closed to turn procurement into a force for people, planet and profit.

EcoVadis and Givewith have been part of the SPP journey since the non-profit organization was launched in 2021. Now, EcoVadis and Givewith have extended their commitment by making financial donations that will help grow the community’s size and reach, as well as enrich the engagement and support programs.     

“EcoVadis and SPP share a vision of leveraging the power of procurement to integrate sustainability across the world’s value chains and make business a force for positive impact at global scale. EcoVadis has, since SPP’s founding, been an ardent advocate of their work to build the community, amplify the voice, and empower the people who will lead this transition,” said EcoVadis Co-Founder and Co-CEO Pierre-Francois Thaler. “We are very proud to become an official Supporter and provide this financial contribution to help SPP accelerate their mission, and the growth of this passionate and positive community.”

Givewith was also an early supporter of SPP. Givewith’s Founder & CEO, Paul Polizzotto, adds: “SPP’s purpose is closely aligned to ours. We both want to impact sustainability in global supply chains through the power of purchasing decisions and we are happy about the collaborative friendship our organizations have built over the past year. To facilitate SPP’s mission, we are pleased to provide the first funding to the team.”

“We are very grateful to receive this financial support from EcoVadis and Givewith. It not only shows their strong commitment towards sustainable procurement but is also a recognition of the SPP mission and vision – as an independent non-profit organization – to accelerate and drive action on sustainable procurement. They are helping us to accelerate and build their market for their solutions. No individual person and no organization will tackle the global procurement challenges on sustainability alone. Only together we can drive change,” says Oliver Hurrey, Head of Fundraising at SPP.

Through the SPP Supporter Program, organizations and companies are asked to make donations to SPP to support its expansion and growth, driving the strategic pillars of EMPOWER & EQUIP and ENABLE LEADERSHIP in sustainable procurement. To learn more about this engagement opportunity, please contact champions@spp.earth.

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About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Global supply chains, financial institutions and public organizations rely on EcoVadis to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. Backed by a powerful technology platform, EcoVadis’ evidence-based ratings are validated by a global team of experts, and are adapted to more than 200 industry categories, 160 countries, and companies of all sizes. Its actionable scorecards provide benchmarks, insights, and a guided improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices. Industry leaders such as Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH, Salesforce, Bridgestone, BASF, and ING Group are among the 90,000 businesses that collaborate with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide. Learn more on ecovadis.comTwitter or LinkedIn.

About Givewith

Givewith is a SaaS platform that allows businesses to gain customer and supplier insights about shared Social Impact areas and deliver against those priorities in a simple, easy to use platform. Learn how sellers stand out from their competition and win more business, how procurement teams derive new business value, and how the platform allows companies to scale their impact faster with existing resources.

About the Sustainable Procurement Pledge

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) is an international grassroots and non-profit organization for procurement professionals, academics, and practitioners, driving awareness and knowledge on responsible sourcing practices and empowering people in procurement. With more than 6,800 committed ambassadors, SPP fosters the positive impact of procurement. The pledge is based on the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals and centers around five key principles of which the pledge comprises. These SPP principles set the frame and the tone for our way of collaboration and how we collectively drive and thrive towards our vision that all individuals acting within global supply chains across the world will apply Sustainable Procurement practices by 2030. Learn more at spp.earthLinkedIn or Twitter.

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