Established chemical company and leading sustainability ratings provider address critical risks and establish high supplier performance standards
PARIS – (September 26, 2019) —Today, EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, announces its partnership with Scott Bader, a leading global manufacturer of adhesives, resins and gelcoats. The global chemical company will leverage the EcoVadis platform to reduce risk, encourage innovation and drive sustainable procurement performance across its supply base.
Scott Bader is committed to delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable products that meet its customers evolving needs. EcoVadis will support this mission by enabling Scott Bader’s procurement team to measure, monitor and improve supplier performance across key sustainability criteria and identify high-performing partners willing to collaborate in developing such solutions.
“This partnership will lay the foundation for how we evaluate and equip our suppliers to meet our high ethical and quality standards,” said Mark Cooper, group technology director at Scott Bader. “EcoVadis is a strategic partner and brings an established and proven methodology that enables us to drive measurable performance improvements within our supply base and deliver on our long-term strategic commitment of putting sustainability at the core of what we do.”
Scott Bader will actively work with EcoVadis to assess partners’ ability to execute sustainable product development and procurement initiatives, innovate responsibly and address manufacturing risks, starting with strategic, top-tier suppliers. This insight combined with open, honest discussions around performance standards and expectations, will enable the procurement team to reduce risk exposure, continually drive progress and make more responsible procurement decisions across the board.
“While the supply chain represents risk, it is also a key lever for becoming a more sustainable business. To make real improvements, all partners in the network must collaborate and ensure clear expectations of what responsible procurement looks like,” said Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-CEO of EcoVadis. “Scott Bader understands this and is committed to ensuring its practices foster an environment that benefits its customers, partners and the world.”
To learn more about how EcoVadis supports companies along their sustainable procurement journeys, visit https://www.ecovadis.com/.
About Scott Bader
Scott Bader is an established €225 million global chemical company employing almost 700 people across 6 manufacturing sites and 13 offices. Using their combined global resource and expertise, they continue to be a leader in the manufacturing of products for the Composites, Advanced Composites, Adhesives and Speciality Polymers markets, offering a full range of technologies and manufacturing capabilities for many market sectors. They remain committed to providing quality and innovation through an ongoing investment in R&D and ensuring new and existing products meet their customers’ specific needs.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, L’Oréal, Subway, Nestlé, Salesforce, Bridgestone and BASF are among the more than 55,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth. Learn more on ecovadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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