20 April 2017

Duty of Care Law: French Constitutional Council gives the green light

In its much-awaited decision on March 23, the French constitutional council has given a green light to the “Duty of Care” law (Devoir de Vigilance) although they stated that there remain some provisions to the French constitution. Read more.

29 December 2016

New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is mandatory in France for publicly listed and non-listed companies with at least 500 employees and a minimum of 100 million Euros turnover. Read how transparency in reporting is becoming more prevalent in French companies.

24 November 2016

ISO 37001:2016 The New Standard for Anti-bribery Management System

Organizations seeking better visibility of their business partners’ anti-bribery management systems will soon have a new tool to leverage: The ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system standard, released October 15.
Organizations doing business worldwide, especially in emerging markets, can now add this internationally recognized standard to enhance their control systems in order to remain compliant with key laws with international reach.

11 November 2016

The New GRI Standard Launched: A Brief Summary of Changes to Supply Chain Reporting

Last month, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launched their latest GRI Standards, designed to be a global best practice in sustainability reporting. This new version replaces the previous GRI G4 version. The standards are designed to be used as a set by organizations to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society.

22 August 2016

How Can Companies Adapt To The EU Directive On Non-Financial Reporting?

This blog post contributed by our partner DFGE, an Official EcoVadis Training and Consulting Partner Cet article est également disponible en français. Changez la langue du site pour le lire.   How can companies adapt to the EU directive on non-financial reporting? Many companies in the EU are already required by national laws in the country […]

Recent RSPO Certification Suspension Sets a Precedent in Palm Oil Supply Chains

In 2015, Indonesia became the worldwide number one palm oil producer. Indonesia also hosts large tropical forests sheltering endangered species directly threatened as forests are converted for palm oil production. As of May, 6,401 of its animal species are currently listed on the IUCN Red List. According to the WWF web page on palm oil, […]

US Supply Chain Managers Take Note: Tariff Act and TFEA Enforcement Actions, Petitions Likely to Increase

Since President Obama enacted the US Trade Enforcement and Facilitation Act (TEFA) of 2015 (discussed in this blog post back in March), any business who imports goods should have been waiting for the other shoe to drop on if and how the US Customs and Border Protection would ramp up enforcement. A recent paper by […]

15 May 2016

Tectonic Shift: From Audits/Compliance to Due-diligence & Collaboration: Recap of the Forum on UK Modern Slavery

140 procurement execs, human rights experts, analysts, NGO leaders gathered in London on May 4 last week to exchange on practices and discuss the potential impact, pitfalls and response strategies to UK Modern Slavery Act. EcoVadis CSR Analyst Michael Smith participated in the panel on “How have businesses in different sectors responded to slavery risks – and […]

France’s Sapin II Anti-Corruption Law Requires Risk Assessments of Suppliers & Other Third-parties

The past few years have shown that the fight against corruption is as relevant as ever: companies are now facing record fines and an increasingly aggressive enforcement. For the past years the US and the UK have been leading the way in terms of enforcement against corruption, but more and more States worldwide are catching […]