Bayer Sustainable Procurement Case Study

Bayer Sustainable Procurement Case Study

Bayer leverages EcoVadis to drive sustainable supply chain performance

Bayer, with core competencies in areas of health care, agriculture, and high-tech polymer materials, has a significant influence on society and the environment in many regions around the world through its global procurement volume. By combining strong executive leadership, thorough internal communications and training, and use of EcoVadis to help centralize assessment processes, Bayer has driven a successful supplier sustainability program across an extremely geographically distributed supply base…

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EcoVadis Case Study: Alcatel Lucent

EcoVadis Case Study: Alcatel Lucent

"Driving a sustainable supply chain, at a global scale"

With a supply chain spanning the globe, Alcatel Lucent is setting best practice examples in collaborating with its suppliers to measure and improve sustainability performance in alignment with its corporate goals. With an approach organized in three pillars (Require-Assess-Improve), integrating EcoVadis scores into their procurement and business processes, Alcatel Lucent has been nominated DJSI Technology Industry Group leader in 2014.

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Building a Business Case for Sustainable Procurement

Building a Business Case for Sustainable Procurement

A 5-Step Guide

Pressures and demands around sustainability and transparency are growing, and the supply chain is perhaps the largest risk, and also the biggest — albeit unwieldy — lever of opportunity for becoming a more sustainable business. The question is, how do you get it going? Launching or accelerating a sustainable supply chain/responsible purchasing initiative with a large company’s procurement team is a challenge for even the most visionary and passionate. Fortunately, there are already many companies forging a path towards this transformation, as well as a growing number of surveys, studies and supporting research. This five-step guide summarizes the key tips including quantifying the business case, competitive elements, internal signals, stakeholder demands and internal momentum building. This guide is intended to inspire and provoke your thinking, so you can make the most convincing case possible for your boss, your team and your company to launch on the sustainable procurement journey. Ready? Let’s go!

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EcoVadis Rating Methodology

EcoVadis Rating Methodology

Empowering sustainable procurement

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China’s Environmental Protection Law 2014 Amendment

China’s Environmental Protection Law 2014 Amendment

One year on, a review of impacts and challenges

The environmental degradation caused by China’s unprecedented economic development during the last 30 years is has taken a huge toll on the environment. On numerous days over the last several years, smog levels have exceeded levels that the World Health Organization deems safe, which is the result of China’s reliance on burning coal for 70 percent of its energy needs (Xu 2014, 3). Estimates suggest that 40 percent of rivers are also heavily polluted (Yang 2012, 1). China’s environmental degradation has, according to numerous figures, cost the country an estimated 9 percent of its GDP (Xu 2014, 1).

To address the environmental degradation, the Chinese parliament, in 2014, amended its 1989 Environmental Protection Law (EPL) to strengthen government and enterprise transparency by imposing harsher financial and criminal penalties on polluting companies.

This paper by the EcoVadis analyst team examines the new enforcement mechanisms of this bold new law amendment, as well as implementation challenges.

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Implications of the Modern Slavery Act for Companies Operating in the U.K.

Implications of the Modern Slavery Act for Companies Operating in the U.K.

The next big step to abolishing slavery, a 21st century obscenity

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act became law on March 26th, 2015. This new law has the potential to set a new European precedent in the eradication of slavery, and could have far-reaching implications for how businesses operating in the U.K. must evaluate and manage what is happening in their supply chains.

The EcoVadis analyst team has prepared a white paper that summarizes this law and its implications, and how companies can prepare for it.

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Tigers and Flies: China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

Tigers and Flies: China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

Impressive Results, But With Some Skepticism

After taking office in November 2012, Xi Jinping signaled that anti-corruption would be one of the themes of his tenure. Since then, his anti-graft campaign has grown into one of the largest campaigns against corruption in China’s modern history. This paper highlights some remarkable events, and provides a broad view of this country-wide anti-graft campaign and its characteristics.

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Sustainability in Real Life:

Sustainability in Real Life:

Business case for supply chain sustainability

In two reports, Sustainability in Real Life includes:

  • Case studies from seven companies with details about success stories that fellow practitioners can replicate and learn from and
  • Implementation guide that provide a review of challenges and field-tested solutions designed to help companies overcome barriers and improve their triple bottom line.

The guide is a collaboration amongst the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®), the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and EcoVadis.

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    Case studies from seven companies with details about success stories that fellow practitioners can replicate and learn from and
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    Implementation guide that provide a review of challenges and field-tested solutions designed to help companies overcome barriers and improve their triple bottom line.

The guide is a collaboration amongst the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®), the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and EcoVadis.

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2013 Sustainable Procurement Barometer:

2013 Sustainable Procurement Barometer:

Time to measure value creation!

“Quantifying the benefits linked to Sustainable Procurement is often challenging but practices of leaders demonstrate that this is a key lever to widespread adoption.”

For the 6th Edition of the Sustainable Procurement Barometer EcoVadis and HEC join forces with A.T. Kearney to examine the state-of-the-art of Sustainable Procurement and identify leaders’ best practices on measuring and quantifying benefits.

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Leading the Way: 

Leading the Way: 

2012.07 – UN Global Compact Participants and CSR Performance

EcoVadis releases an exclusive study, which assesses the CSR performance of more than 500 Global Compact participants.

The research is a first step towards an assessment of Global Compact participants’ performance on CSR issues. It aims is to stimulate further research, dialogue and innovation towards an effective implementation of the UNGC principles and goals. It is based on a sample of more than 3,500 companies and benchmarks the performance of more than 500 Global Compact participants from 2008 to 2011.

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European Sustainable Procurement Barometer 5th edition

European Sustainable Procurement Barometer 5th edition

2011.07 – European Sustainable Procurement Barometer 5th edition

For the 5th edition, HEC and EcoVadis publish the Sustainable Procurement Barometer, which analyses practices of 90 major European companies.

“After 9 years of improvements, beyond tools and practices, a strong management drive is required to cross a new frontier.”

Sustainable Procurement: back to management !

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Value of Sustainable Procurement Practices

Value of Sustainable Procurement Practices

2010.12 - A quantitative analysis of value drivers associated with Sustainable Procurement Practices

What is the relationship between sustainability and value creation? The ability to express sustainability benefits in financial terms is one of the key drivers needed to instill sustainability into company business models.

Therefore PwC, Insead and EcoVadis have built this first quantitative model to link Sustainable Procurement practices and positive economical impact.
The quantitative model was created by the analysis of the three main drivers and their respective impact on the company’s annual procurement spend, market cap and revenue. Their impact was then compared to the implementation cost of a Sustainable Procurement programme.

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ORSE-EcoVadis Study on Sustainable Reporting

ORSE-EcoVadis Study on Sustainable Reporting

2010.11 – Sustainable Procurement reporting by Major International Groups

This study, published together with the ORSE organisation, analyses the external communication of 125 Asian, American and European companies from the Global 500. First of its kind, this study reveals the major trends regarding Sustainable Procurement reporting.

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HEC-EcoVadis 2009 Sustainable Procurement Benchmark

HEC-EcoVadis 2009 Sustainable Procurement Benchmark

2009.04 –  Sustainable Procurement: a crucial lever to end the crisis?

The 4th edition of the HEC Sustainable Procurement Benchmark is available. It analyzes the Sustainable Procurement vision and operational practices of 95 of the largest European companies.

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European Sustainable Procurement Benchmark

European Sustainable Procurement Benchmark

2007.12 – "Sustainable Procurement is growing up”

In december 2007, HEC Business School, with the support of EcoVadis and Ariba, released the 3rd edition of their Sustainable Procurement Benchmark, analysing the environmental, social, ethical purchasing policies of 80 of the largest European companies.

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Unchaining Value report

Unchaining Value report

2008.10 – UNEP new report on Sustainable Supply Management

The “Unchaining Value” report, released by Global Compact, UNEP and Sustainability in September 2008 contains a very interesting analysis of the value of Sustainable Supply Management, and case studies from leaders such as Unilever, Nokia, HP, Ikea.
EcoVadis is featured in the report, as one of the “databases providing buyers with a one-stop tool for evaluating suppliers against a set of sustainability criteria”.
The report is als available on the Global Compact website here.

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