PARIS/NEW YORK – May 26, 2017: EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, announces 15 winners of the Sustainability Leadership Awards. The awards recognize outstanding sustainability initiatives and performance of companies using the EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Solution, and supplier sustainability Scorecards and ratings.
EcoVadis recognized three buying organizations:
Shortlisted nominees: GlaxoSmithKline, Clariant, and SNCF
This awards the best-in-class examples of driving internal engagement to roll out global sustainable procurement programs. Criteria and evidence examined include coverage and depth of training, number of buyers or category managers onboarded to the sustainability management system, use of forums, internal websites and e-learning, executive management engagement.
Shortlisted nominees: Michelin, L’Oréal, Wacker Chemie
This category recognizes companies demonstrating the highest percentage of suppliers improving in CSR performance and highest average score, based on EcoVadis score points.
Winner: Coca-Cola European Partners
Shortlisted nominees: Johnson & Johnson – SNCF – Coca-Cola European Partners
This award recognizes companies demonstrating excellence in engaging suppliers in their sustainable procurement programs. Examples of candidate inputs examined: ratio of suppliers scored on EcoVadis, number of new suppliers entering the rating program, training, hosting of ‘supplier day’ events or webinars, awards and recognition programs that reward suppliers for CSR performance.
Read more detailed descriptions on the Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards web page.
EcoVadis also recognized 14 companies in two categories of awards, based on EcoVadis Score performance.
This awards the highest EcoVadis score among companies who completed an EcoVadis assessment in 2016, in each of 9 macro-categories (there were several draws):
Light Manufacturing : STEELCASE SA [FRANCE]
Wholesale / Tertiary Service: THE SOURCING TEAM LTD [UK]
Heavy Manufacturing : KAO CORPORATION SA [SPAIN]
Transport : EUROFLASH DEMENAGEMENT SAS [FRANCE]
Advanced Manufacturing: SCLE SFE [FRANCE]
ICT : DCS SA (GROUP) [FRANCE]
“It is a great honor for DCS to receive this award on CSR performance from EcoVadis.” said Aurélien Brusset, Head of CSR, Sustainability and Quality. “This encourages us to go even further in our conviction that one of the greatest ambitions of our time is to contribute to influencing behaviors and actions inside and outside the company towards the development of a more responsible and sustainable world.
Food & Beverage : SVZ INTERNATIONAL BV (GROUP) [NETHERLANDS]
Finance / Legal / Consulting / Advertising : GECINA SA (GROUP) [FRANCE]
“EcoVadis is thrilled to recognize and congratulate these winners for their leadership in embracing sustainable business,” said Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-CEO of EcoVadis. “They truly put into action the spirit of sustainability as an engine of value creation throughout the supply chain, and set great examples for other CSR and procurement practitioners to learn from.”
Watch the video of the Awards Ceremony:
EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis’ easy-to-use CSR scorecards help companies to monitor suppliers’ environmental, ethical, and social practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries. Over 150 industry leaders such as Nestlé, GSK, Heineken, Michelin, Johnson & Johnson, Schneider Electric, l’Oréal, BASF, and Subway, and over 30,000 of their trading partners use EcoVadis to reduce risk and drive sustainability and innovation. Learn more at www.ecovadis.com, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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