Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

Public spending is big business. Direct purchasing by governments and state-owned enterprises accounts for 12 percent of GDP in OECD countries, and in the U.K. averages GBP 280 bn annually. Directing this spending toward more sustainable goods and services can have a huge impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and transition toward a green economy.

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible

More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains.

Exponential. Collaborative. Spark. Celebrate. Home. Sustain 2017 Inspires Sustainable Supply Chain Leadership

For our 10 years anniversary, EcoVadis received the best gift ever: Hundreds of professionals in sustainable procurement, CSR and supply chain came together in Paris to share, network, learn and present at EcoVadis Sustain 2017, and our Rock-In-A Free World celebration in Paris this month. Here are a few highlights for inspiration: Time to get […]

28 December 2016

A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to look back at the most notable events that EcoVadis had the privilege of taking part in this year throughout the US, and summarize key topics, standout speakers, and other notes of interest from the year. From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis […]

14 November 2016

BrownFlynn and EcoVadis Launch First U.S. EcoVadis Supplier Training

BrownFlynn is EcoVadis’ first Official Consulting & Training Partner in the United States As part of BrownFlynn’s leadership in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability field, they have also set precedent in the U.S. with nationwide professional development and executive training programs. In fact, BrownFlynn became the first U.S. training partner with the Global […]

CSR Leaders Work With UNGC To Drive Corporate Attention On Supply Chain Sustainability

Before the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City June 22, a pre-conference roundtable session on supply chain sustainability was held at the UN Headquarters. This workshop brought together Global Compact LEAD companies and other members convened to define and bring urgency to sustainable procurement, and to discuss how they can motivate […]

Reframing Labor, Human Rights In The Supply Chain & Sustained Company Performance Conference Recap

Insights from experts, key lessons and best practices human rights, labour rights The recent Skytop Strategies conference on Reframing Labor, Human Rights and Sustained Company Performance at Bard College in New York convened professionals and academics from a diverse range of organizations for a discussion on labor and human rights in the private sector. Representatives […]

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 […]

23 March 2016

Enforcement Begins for New U.S. Law Banning Goods Made With Forced Labor, But Supply Chain Impacts Uncertain

By Arnaud POITEVIN The new U.S. Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act prohibiting importation of goods made, wholly or in part, with convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor took effect a few days ago. The Act requests the Secretary of the Treasury to ensure its enforcement and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border […]