EcoVadis wins the ‘Outstanding Leadership Award’

November 18, 2016 Yovana U. Samy-Duchesne

NEW YORK and PARIS – November 18, 2016

The winners of the 7th Connect Awards were announced last Wednesday, 9th November in London at a ceremony celebrating Europe’s leading companies in Clean Energy & Sustainability, where EcoVadis was selected for the ‘Outstanding Leadership Award’.  This award recognized EcoVadis and Co-CEO’s Frederic Trinel and Pierre-Francois Thaler for demonstrating the most impressive leadership, driving market transformation in supply chains with sustainability ratings.

The CleanTech industry has presented many challenges to its companies and investors in the recent past, but the consensus at the Connect Awards was clear: the renewables ecosystem has reached significant scale and the prospect of continued growth and innovation is undisputable. The event celebrated the achievements of some of the fastest growing and most innovative companies. Andre Shortell, Partner at GP Bullhound, commented, “CleanTech touches on so many human needs, including food, water, energy, waste and transportation. These individually are some of the largest industries in our economy, and the move towards resource efficiency represents one of the greatest opportunities for wealth creation.”



“It was incredibly inspiring to be among this group of like-minded entrepreneurs who are building the sustainable businesses of the future” observed Frédéric Trinel, co-CEO of EcoVadis. “We are grateful for the support of our fantastic team to achieve this recognition, and will carry this spirit forward to tackle the immense growth opportunity we are pursuing.”

Watch this short film produced by GP Bullhound about the CleanTech scene featuring EcoVadis Co-CEO, Frédéric Trinel and other entrepreneurs speaking about keys  for success in growing a new business.


From left to right: Charlotte Hawkins, Presenter at ITV , Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-CEO of EcoVadis, Ian Jenkins, Founder of  RUSTON Jenkins

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About the Connect Award: 

Connect Awards is the leading CleanTech industry networking event organised by GP Bullhound, the leading technology investment bank. The event allows a fantastic opportunity for the industry’s leaders and rising stars to make contact and exchange ideas.


About EcoVadis

EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis’ easy-to-use CSR scorecards help companies to monitor suppliers’ environmental, ethical, and social practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries.

Over 150 industry leaders such as Verizon, Merck, Coca Cola Enterprises, Heineken, Johnson & Johnson, Renault-Nissan, ING Bank, and Nokia use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 30,000 trading partners.
EcoVadis Press contact:
David McClintock, Marketing Director
Phone (805) 364-3239

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