The EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership recognize companies’ sustainability performance excellence in their relationships with trading partners around the globe.
We were thrilled to award some truly outstanding programs in the 2018 edition.
Now it’s your chance to enjoy the limelight and inspire others with your journey. What better way to take stock of your best practices and celebrate your team’s hard work? Seize this opportunity and nominate your sustainability program today. The Awards will be presented on the evening of March 11, 2019 during our annual Sustain event in Paris.
Entries will be accepted until January 31, 2019.
Enhance your brand affinity with customers and investors
Promote your individual, team and company achievements
Boost your employee engagement, morale, loyalty, and employer brand for recruiting
Ignite change Ignite change by inspiring peers in the global supply chain community to go the extra mile
Secure the opportunity to publish your sustainability success story in an official EcoVadis case study or webinar
Our five award categories cover key aspects of implementing a successful sustainability initiative with your trading partners globally. We’re confident that you’re mastering one or more of these key aspects within your initiative. Get ready to be recognized!
Honors best-in-class examples of driving internal engagement to roll out global sustainable procurement programs. The judging panel considers resource allocation, buyer toolkits and guidelines, sustainable procurement policies with supporting documentation, capacity-building actions, integration of sustainability criteria into procurement processes, target to buyers for score improvement.
In terms of key performance indicators, the judging panel considers among others, the number of training sessions, the percentage of trained buyers and the percentage of buyers on the EcoVadis platform, level of involvement of buyers in selection process.
Highlights close partnerships which resulted in successful collaborations and noteworthy impact on value creation, cost reduction or mastering risk mitigation. The judging panel will consider both qualitative and quantitative results. Documentation of results is required.
In terms of metrics, the judging panel will look at:
The company level: % of sustainable product categories growing faster than rest of the business, public rankings like DJSI, supply base diversity (diverse spend), Spend consolidation via CSR performance, innovative products jointly developed with suppliers, cost savings, increase brand reputation,% of suppliers assessed/audited with a CAP, supplier score improvement.
The supplier level: scope 3 emissions reduction (e.g. CDP), % of suppliers assessed/audited with a CAP, CSR score improvement, supply chain waste reduction (circular economy practices).
Acknowledges excellence in engaging trading partners in sustainability initiatives. The judging panel assesses initiatives such as training programs, supplier development programs (preferred suppliers), supplier incentives, supplier days, webinars and awards.
In terms of metrics, the judging panel considers, coverage of spend, the percentage of trained suppliers, ratio of suppliers using EcoVadis Ratings, engagement of beyond tier-1 partners, 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.
Recognizes one individual with outstanding contribution to driving a sustainable procurement initiative forward within their company. There is no application for this award. This award is nominated and selected by the EcoVadis’ team, based on sustainable procurement program results, and demonstrated excellence in program strategy and execution.
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 CommitteeRead the Bio
Uwe Shulte 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.Read the Bio
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.
Rosey Hurst Founder and Director, Impactt
Rosey founded Impactt in 1997 with the mission of improving the lives and livelihoods of workers worldwide by using the positive power of global supply chains. She has since used her knowledge and experience of the developing world and the corporate and NGO sectors to develop diverse tools, solutions and services to create positive impacts for workers. Rosey has led multiple innovations in ethical trade. She founded Sedex and the Local Resources Network, pioneered and normalised the use of participatory techniques in China, and devised and launched the Benefits for Business and Workers Programme in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Elsewhere, she worked with Awaj Foundation on building workers’ negotiation capability, and using techniques derived from social psychology to re-humanise relations in the workplace.Read the Bio