EcoVadis Previews New Research On Supplier Contracts at IACCM Conference in Krakow


EcoVadis will participate in IACCM’s European Conference in Krakow, May 14 -15.


Senior VP of Research Sylvain Guyoton’s keynote will share insights from our upcoming study on sustainability criteria in commercial contracts. Based of a survey of over 500 suppliers and 50 buyers, the preview will addressing points such as:

   –  What are supplier perceptions and observances of CSR clauses, and how does it impact negotiations?

–  What mechanisms are making such clauses more effective?

–  How to find the right balance of enforcement, and what are the legal limits?

The complete study and diagnostic will be launched at the end of May.




Increased collaboration is at the forefront of the corporate and social agenda, yet for those of us negotiating and managing trading relationships, we know how hard collaboration can be.

Our IACCM global conferences are about bringing together the groups that represent the key stakeholders in every trading relationship – lawyers, project managers, contracts & commercial and procurement professionals.

Support and alignment between these stake-holders is critical to the success of any trading relationship and we have witnessed a spirit of collaboration, openness and inclusivity first-hand amongst our community at our events. And in the rapidly changing world of digitization, automation, and diversity, relationships are being forced into new approaches to collaboration.

This is just one of the reasons, we have chosen the theme “Collaborating Across Boundaries” for our 2018 global conferences.

IACCM believes organizations must become more adept at working together in :

– the way trading partners are selected

– the way risks are viewed, allocated and handled

– the way contracts are negotiated and the focus of those negotiations

– the way skills are developed and resources are applied

– the way governance and performance management is undertaken

– the way change is addressed

– the way broader supply interdependencies are recognised and managed


For more information or to register, visit the IACCM European Conference website.


Even if you can’t make the session in Krakow, this new EcoVadis study will be launched at the end of May. To be notified and receive a copy, please fill our Contact form, and we’ll contact you as soon as the study is launched!

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