New tool for Sustainable Packaging

The Sustainable Packaging Coallition announced the availability of a new tool, “Compass” allowing companies to benchmark the environmental impact of packaging. From a sourcing / purchasing perspective, packagingis really the perfect commodity, where Sustainability/CSR can help companies reduce over-specifications, drive innovations and allign “environmental impact reduction” and “cost reduction”. The most famous case study is […]

23 December 2008

Public Purchasing and Green Transport

The famous double-decker London imperial buses (The Routemasters) are going to be reintroduced on the streets of London after disappearing in 2005. The 2 projects selected among more than 700 other candidates are the ones from Aston Martin and Capoco. Theses two companies have won this difficult competition thanks to the environmental characteristics of their […]

20 November 2008

Green Sourcing for the Olympics

It is well known that the London Organizing Committee has made Sustainability a core policy of the 2012 Olympic Games, since an ambitious 2012 Sustainability Plan was published in November 2007. What is new, is the profound impact this initiative will have on the Sustainable Procurement initiative of 1000’s of companies. The Organizing Committee has […]

New Job : Chief Procurement & Sustainability!

This week Siemens announced that they were appointing Barbara Kux as both Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer. This is not only a great news for gender equality (Mrs Kux will be the first woman on Siemens Board in 160 years, and the 1st woman on a DAX 30 board), but a real proof […]

13 November 2008

Lighter in CO2…Lighter in Euros

In the latest HEC Benchmark we conducted, “Sustainable Procurement” was the #2 priority of Procurement Executives…just behing “Cost Reduction”. At the time where a lot of purchasing organisations are under pressure to deliver additional cost savings to their organisation, there is a risk that some will postpone or push back on their Sustainability Programs. The […]

29 January 2008

EcoVadis selected by Microsoft

The ISV Ecovadis is the first french ISV to join the recently created IDEES program for Eco-Activites (10 ISVs to be recruited this year). This was announced this morning by Bill Gates and Bertrand Delanoé, at the Paris City Hall. We are glad to have been selected to joint this program, which will allow us […]

EcoVadis is one of the winners of Tremplin Entreprise 2007 competition

EcoVadis has been selected in the “Internet & Services” category. Co-Organised by the French Senat and Essec Business School, Tremplin Entreprise is the leading event allowing selected French companies to meet the international venture capital industry. Since 1999, Tremplin Entreprise, is part of Paris Investors Week organised by AFIC, Paris Europlace & CDC Entreprise. EcoVadis […]

6 July 2007

A new report published by the United Nations highlights the importance of sustainable supply management for CEO’s

Three groundbreaking studies by organizations such as the UN Global Compact, Mc Kinsey and Goldman Sachs presented today at the Global Compact Leaders Summit show that an increasing number of business leaders see corporate responsibility as a way to compete successfully and to build trust with stakeholders – and that sustainability front-runners in a range […]