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 […]

Sustain 2019: Exponential Progress in Responsible Purchasing, Perseverance and Innovation

More than 600 professionals from the procurement and CSR worlds descended upon Paris on March 11-12, ready to share best practices, exchange ideas and ignite change in global supply chains and beyond.

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

We’re still very early into 2019 and all signs point to an interesting year ahead. It appears the global businesses community has woken up to the severity of environmental concerns on society, brand reputation and the bottom line. Here are a few critical trends we are likely to see.

Using Data on Worker Sense of Value to Guide Improvements in Social Performance in the Supply Chain

Once companies engage their value chain partners on sustainability topics, either through assessments, audits or similar data collection processes, the next challenge is how to help them improve.

Sustainable Procurement Goals Top the Agenda at the EcoVadis Scientific Committee Meeting

Sustainable Procurement Goals and public procurement were among some of the most important topics discussed by the EcoVadis Scientific Committee at a recent annual meeting.

Best of the Blog: Top 5 Posts of 2018

A quick look at our most widely read blog posts over the past twelve months suggests that CSR and procurement professionals around the globe are increasingly interested in regulations related to sustainability as well as new technologies that can help drive truly sustainable supply chains.

From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15

Human interference in natural habitats has put the biological diversity of our planet at risk. This is why one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 15, is committed to protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and greater traceability of production in the supply chain is an important part of it.

Science Based Targets: An Essential Piece of a Complex Climate Strategy Puzzle

Climate change is a fact. Setting Science Based Targets – emission reduction targets based on the two-degree scenario – is the first step in the strategic transformation we need and has four benefits we’ll see almost immediately.