Illuminating the Way Toward Sustainable Supply Chains

Nearly 100 professionals in procurement, supply chain and sustainability gathered together for EcoVadis’ first North American Sustainable Procurement and Finance Roundtable Series to learn more about how to proactively and efficiently leverage sustainable procurement best practices and discover untapped value opportunities throughout the supply chain. 

Combating Modern Slavery – Do We Really Understand the Worker’s Perspective?

No supply chain is free of risks associated with modern slavery. Understanding workers’ perspective is key to combating it.

20 August 2018

How Effective Are the CSR Clauses in Your Contracts?

New regulations and consumer demands are increasingly putting pressure on businesses to be more transparent. As a result, more and more companies include sustainability clauses in contracts with their trading partners. But are these clauses effective?

13 August 2018

How to Increase Transparency Along the Supply Chain: Lessons from the Automotive Industry

With as much as 85 percent of rubber tree plantations in the world made up of small farms, mapping the value chain of natural rubber can be a great challenge. French automotive giant Michelin has developed Rubberway, an digital tool for mobiles and tablets, which is proving a great success.

3 August 2018

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy

Working closely with suppliers and driving innovation through product design can hugely contribute to achieving a circular economy — and sustainable procurement can help deliver on the essential milestones.

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains

Blockchain has gained prominence since the introduction of the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 2008 and has been adopted by financial institutions to increase security. Now, companies are starting to apply this innovative technology to improve supply chain management.

31 May 2018

Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

Last month ING Wholesale Banking launched their Sustainable Improvement Loan, with EcoVadis as a key partner providing our Business Sustainability Ratings that are used in the loan rate calculation: When sustainability performance improves, the rate goes down!  There has been very positive reaction, and we’ve even seen a couple other loans announced, both of large […]

29 May 2018

EcoVadis Ranks Highest in New SPLC Insight Enterprise Sustainability Ratings Comparison Tool

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recently released the results of its new, independent comparative tool for sustainable procurement ratings and EcoVadis is excited to share we’ve secured the highest ranking in the framework.   SPLC’s new rating program compares and recommends third-party tools best suited for evaluating supplier sustainability at an enterprise level. Each […]

The Environmental Crackdown in China: Supply Chains Impacts Continue

More than 30,000 business have been penalized during a major campaign against environmental violations in China with companies worldwide feeling the impact. Are you confident your business can withstand it?