The global scope of the pandemic, unforeseen by sustainability advocates less than a year ago, suggests that they need to tweak their model to get a true picture of compliance in times of crisis. EcoVadis has yet to alter its criteria for health and safety, “but we are thinking of adding new actions,” says vice president of research Sylvain Guyoton. That could mean a location-by-location assessment of risk with respect to requirements that have become all too familiar in recent months, such as frequent health checkups of workers and the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). Even those obvious measures have been ignored by many of the companies highlighted in the latest EcoVadis survey.
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