02.04.2010 - Press Release
EcoVadis awarded the "ITech-Economy Leader" award
EcoVadis, the leader in Sustainable Supply Management solutions was awarded the 2009 "ITech-Economy leader award. This prize is awarded every year by IE-Club and its partners UBIFRANCE & AFIC, to the french company with the best potential for international business development.
This prize was awarded to EcoVadis for the quality of its international development strategy and the innovation potential of its technologies and services for the global market.
"French start-ups and SMEs succeed in the international market" said Dan Serfaty, founder & CEO of Viadeo," and they have the ability to do so through an appropriate strategy and support of our ecosystem for international development , innovation and ITech-Economy. "
"We are very proud of this recognition and we would like to thank IE-Club and UbiFrance for this award which reinforces our commitment to deploy our solutions internationally. Launched 2 years ago only, the EcoVadis solution was able to convince more than 20 major French and European groups (including AXA, Alcatel Lucent, Alstom, Alcan Packaging, Bouygues, Colas, Lafarge) who want to evaluate and improve environmental, social and ethical performance of their suppliers across the globe. We are convinced that there is room for a French leader in this emerging market, "said Frederic Trinel, co-founder of EcoVadis.
The IE-Club is a voluntary group established in 2000 which brings together innovative SMEs the "ITech-Economy", the actors in the ecosystem of innovation - Investors, Corporates, Agencies and Public Research Institutes - to encourage the development of lasting relationships by identifying and disseminating best examples of successful relationships. Resolutely pragmatic, IE-Club observes the synergies being created between innovative SMEs and other major players in their ecosystem, select the best value-creation actions , and disseminates these best practices between all parties concerned.
About UBIFRANCE and Economic Missions
The network UBIFRANCE and Economic Missions of the device as public support for French companies in their efforts to export, regardless of their size and sector of activity. The mission of this network is to inform businesses about the economic, legal, regulatory, competitive countries. He advises companies in their approach to markets and support their sales efforts through a variety of services tailored to each stage of the export process: prospecting missions, trade fairs abroad, brokerage or buyers , communication in the international press, Voluntary International Enterprise (LIFE).
EcoVadis provides the first collaborative platform enables businesses to assess the environmental and social performance of their suppliers worldwide.
EcoVadis solution, combining technology and expertise on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provides simple and reliable scorecards, covering 150 purchasing categories and 21 CSR indicators. It allows companies to reduce risk and improve supplier performance. In a recent study, the UNEP / Global Compact stated: "Companies should use databases as EcoVadis (...) as they collect and disseminate data on suppliers and buyers to provide an integrated assessment of suppliers Indicators of Sustainable Development "(Report" Unchaining Value "- 09.2008)