ISO 20400: Building Value Through a New Standard for Sustainable Procurement

As sustainable procurement benefits go way beyond cost savings, organizations worldwide are embracing the principles of transparency, fairness and collaboration when developing their procurement strategies — and with a new international standard this has become much easier.  

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.

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains

Blockchain has gained prominence since the introduction of the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 2008 and has been adopted by financial institutions to increase security. Now, companies are starting to apply this innovative technology to improve supply chain management.

Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

Last month ING Wholesale Banking launched their Sustainable Improvement Loan, with EcoVadis as a key partner providing our Business Sustainability Ratings that are used in the loan rate calculation: When sustainability performance improves, the rate goes down!  There has been very positive reaction, and we’ve even seen a couple other loans announced, both of large […]

30 May 2018

EcoVadis Ranks Highest in New SPLC Insight Enterprise Sustainability Ratings Comparison Tool

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recently released the results of its new, independent comparative tool for sustainable procurement ratings and EcoVadis is excited to share we’ve secured the highest ranking in the framework.   SPLC’s new rating program compares and recommends third-party tools best suited for evaluating supplier sustainability at an enterprise level. Each […]

The Environmental Crackdown in China: Supply Chains Impacts Continue

More than 30,000 business have been penalized during a major campaign against environmental violations in China with companies worldwide feeling the impact. Are you confident your business can withstand it?

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.