Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

Public spending is big business. Direct purchasing by governments and state-owned enterprises accounts for 12 percent of GDP in OECD countries, and in the U.K. averages GBP 280 bn annually. Directing this spending toward more sustainable goods and services can have a huge impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and transition toward a green economy.

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible

More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains.

23 March 2018

Three Key Factors Purchasing Teams Should Consider for 2018 Risk Management Strategy

If we are to believe the supply chain predictions for 2018, there will be plenty to keep purchasing and supply chain managers awake at night. Here are three key factors we need to consider to effectively address the shifting conditions of sustainability risks and opportunities.

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.

Electronics Industry: Top 3 Steps to Keep in Mind When Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program

Electronics buyers must leverage supplier partnerships and work with these networks for sustainable advancement. Learn more in our article.

EcoVadis Scientific Committee Reviews Sustainability Milestones, Outlooks and Challenges

Climate change, Sustainable Development Goals and blockchain were just some of the hot topics discussed in the latest EcoVadis Scientific Committee meeting to ensure our assessment is as reliable and relevant as possible.

NGO 2.0: How Basic Technology Helps Increase Transparency in the Global Supply Chain

With new technology used to overcome difficulties, NGOs can do even more to help companies understand what is really going on at their suppliers  –  and shape the future of sustainable procurement in a much safer way.

12 December 2017

Sector collaboration on sustainability accelerates, as a sixth industry creates an initiative with EcoVadis

The launch of the Responsible Beauty Initiative demonstrates a strong trend in pre-competitive collaboration to drive improvements in the supply chain.

6 November 2017

Circular Economy in ICT – Completing the circle of supply

Bringing Circular Economy into the Information and Communication Technology industry effectively targets two major fields: products and equipment (waste and consumption) and internal operations and networks (energy and data). Read more on how to successfully implement sustainable initiatives.