EcoVadis, the leading platform for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings for global supply chains, announced today that it has successfully completed its initial certification audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems standard.
The audit took place in August at Ecovadis operations in the USA, France, and Poland. The certifications are valid and apply for the company globally including all its locations around the world.
ISO 9001:2015 is the latest revision of the world’s most widely applied international standard on quality management systems. ISO 9001 helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistent quality. The new structure of the ISO 9001:2015 version allows an easier integration with other management system standards such as the ISO 27001 standard.
“Achieving this ISO 9001 certification was an important milestone in securing the quality of our processes while the company continues its rapid international expansion”, said Frederic Trinel, Co-CEO of EcoVadis. “Our customers rely on our ratings to make purchasing decisions that impact risk reduction as well as to drive innovation. The quality of our process is essential in ensuring the reliability of our ratings, making sure they are consistent over time, and offering comparability so that suppliers can be benchmarked across the wide variety of sectors and countries in global supply chains.”
EcoVadis also completed the surveillance audit for the information security standard ISO 27001:2013 that was conducted concurrently.
“The ISO 27001 audit demonstrates our adherence to best practices for information security management and confirms EcoVadis’ commitment to continuous improvement to protect all stakeholders’ data in the evolving landscape of information security threats,” continued Mr. Trinel.
For each of the standards, PwC performs a surveillance audit every year, and a re-certification audit every three years.
EcoVadis received ISO certificates number e0382119 and e0407991 which can be verified on the PwC Certifications B.V. website by searching for “EcoVadis”. The certificates are freely available for download from our trust center http://www.ecovadis.com/trust-center/ . Our Trust Center is here to help understand what we are doing to ensure quality and data security in the CSR rating services that we provide.
EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Combining powerful technology and a global team of CSR experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use CSR ratings and scorecards are used by procurement teams monitor environmental, social and ethical risks across 150 purchasing categories and 120 countries.
Over 150 industry leaders such as GSK, Coca Cola European Partners, Heineken, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Renault-Nissan, Subway, ING Bank, Salesforce and Nokia use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 35,000 trading partners.