EcoVadis Philanthropy Program aims to empower communities and future generations of sustainability practitioners in reaching their full potential as changemakers, by supporting organizations that address climate change and accelerate change in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Our Philanthropy Program aims to:
- Create meaningful partnerships with nonprofit organizations,
- Offer opportunities for employees engage with their communities,
- Be pioneers as a purpose-driven company to drive behavior change for people and the planet.
In line with these objectives, the 2022 program comprised three projects. Firstly, we invested €50,000 to partner with Ashoka, an international organization that identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs. The purpose of this partnership is to support a social entrepreneur financially and through knowledge sharing; but also, to fuel EcoVadis’ understanding of society’s deep-rooted social, cultural, and environmental challenges from their innovative solutions. The Valuable 500 was chosen, a global business collective innovating together for disability inclusion.
EcoVadis rates companies’ social and environmental performance in the form of scorecards. For our second project, for each scorecard published, one tree will be planted to create a carbon sink and preserve biodiversity. To make this project a reality, we supported One Tree Planted by donating €49,000 to plant trees in Brazil and Canada, countries that are experiencing heavy deforestation.