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.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Sustain 2019

The annual Sustain conference is just around the corner, taking place on March 11-12 in Paris. It’s a great opportunity to engage with experts, attend sessions on dozens of topics related to corporate social responsibility and sustainable supply chains.

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.

When Your Own Data Collection Is Not Enough: Sustainability Ratings vs. Self-Assessment CSR Questionnaires

While supply chain risks continue to proliferate across many industries, businesses are looking for trusted ways to assess their trading partners and many have come to rely on sustainability ratings.

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.