Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards 2018

The Awards recognize companies using the EcoVadis ratings that demonstrate sustainability excellence and drive sustainable procurement around the globe. We were thrilled to award some truly outstanding programs in the previous edition.

Now it’s your chance to steal the limelight and inspire others who are just starting their sustainability journey. Plus, what better way to take stock of your best practices and celebrate your team’s hard work? Seize this opportunity and submit your entry today. The Awards will be presented on April 10 during Sustain 2018.

Submissions closed on March 9.

Award Categories



Honors best-in-class examples of driving internal engagement to roll out global sustainable procurement programs. These could come in a number of different forms. The jury looks at resource allocation, Buyer CSR toolkits and guidelines, procurement policy and supporting documentation, capacity building actions, integration of CSR criteria into procurement processes and performance reviews, rewards and incentives, internal websites and C-level engagement. 

In terms of criteria, the jury considers among others, the number of training sessions, the percentage of trained buyers and the percentage of buyers on the EcoVadis platform.



Acknowledges excellence in engaging suppliers in sustainable procurement programs. The jury assesses initiatives such as training programs, suppliers development program plans, supplier days, webinars and awards.

In terms of metrics, coverage of spend, the percentage of trained suppliers, ratio of suppliers using EcoVadis ratings, response rate and the number of new suppliers entering the program are all taken into account.



Recognizes companies demonstrating the highest percentage of suppliers improving their CSR performance and EcoVadis average score. This category is not open for submissions – the award is granted based on the EcoVadis data.

To find out more about the award categories or the ceremony email us at or contact your EcoVadis Client Success Manager.

Meet the Jury

Brigitte Monsou Tantawi

Former Director of Sustainable Value Chain, WBCSD

Dr. Monsou Tantawy is vice president of Oxfam in France, where she’s in charge of international relations and president of Unicef Paris. She previously worked as director with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, vice president of Operational Efficiency for Unilever, following a career with Danone and Nabisco. Dr. Tantawy was EFQM lead assessor and chairman of the EFQM Executive Committee.

Uwe Schulte

Former Vice President Global Supply Management

A chemist by training, Mr. Schulte spent a large part of his career at Unilever, where he held a number of different roles from product developer, production manager, plant manager, general manager Supply Chain, European Category supply director to vice president of Global Supply Management. He led up to 1500 employees introducing a unified global procurement function. During his time at Unilever he had postings in Germany, the U.K., Brazil and Switzerland. For two years, he managed the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre as executive director. Currently, he is mainly focused on sustainability and strategy as CEO and owner of Prosolvo GmbH and as director of the Conference Board Councils for CSR/sustainability, procurement leadership and responsible sourcing in Europe.


Godefroy Motte

Managing Director, Adrialis Limited


Godefroy Motte is a seasoned global chemical industry executive. After 31 years at Eastman Chemical, he “retired” from his executive roles to pursue other interests and founded Adrialis Limited. As a member of Eastman’s Executive Board, he overlooks the regions, the global procurement and supply chain organizations and was appointed as the 1st chief sustainability officer in January 2011.

Throughout his career, Godefroy has gained a wealth of experience relevant to sustainability, having led Eastman’s participation in the Chemical Industry initiative “Together for Sustainability”. He was also a member of the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainability.

Sylvain Guyoton

Senior Vice President Research, EcoVadis

Sylvain brings to EcoVadis 12 years’ CSR experience along with eight years in supply chain, mostly at KPMG working with multinationals in the U.S. and Asia. In 2003, Sylvain joined Vigeo, a leading European social rating agency, as head of research operations. He holds an engineering degree from UTC, an M.S. in Industrial Management from Cranfield University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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