Sustainable Development Goals: Four Years On, the Challenges Remain

Four years on, challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals remain but it’s encouraging to see that businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly active n pursuing responsible business practices and those who commit are able to deliver on their promises.

CSR: Small Is Beautiful

Out of the 50,000 companies on the EcoVadis platform, some 7,000 are located in France. Around 16 percent of them are very small businesses with up to 25 employees. But who are they and why are they deciding to be assessed on their ethical, social and environmental performance? Founded in 2003 and with only 15 […]

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Three Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Ocean plastic pollution is the theme of this year’s Earth Day and is a growing concern. There is still hope that our ocean will finally get the attention it deserves.

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. 

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Steps to Promote Gender Equality in the Supply Chain

The importance and the impact of gender equality is easy to underestimate when facing seemingly more critical issues. However, gender is an inalienable component of every other global goal.

Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

Producing forestry and agriculture products for export, e.g. into global supply chains, is an attractive means for many developing nations to create economic growth. Done responsibly, this can succeed. However, the current state of deforestation shows there is much work to be done to achieve a healthy balance.

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor

The electronics industry faces major human rights and labor risks and must take steps to eradicate modern slavery in its supply chain. Learn how.

Five takeaways for small business and the sustainable supply chain

From procurement to packaging, corporate giants are taking the time to introduce new sustainability initiatives across all levels of the supply chain. Learn how.

12 September 2017

Data shows sustainability investments are paying off

The first annual Global CSR Risk and Performance Index reveals progress of more than 20,400 companies looking to improve their sustainability efforts. Read more.