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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.

Great Reasons
to Nominate Your Program

  • 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!

Best Internal Stakeholder Engagement

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.

Value chain CSR Impact Award

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).

Best Value Chain Engagement

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.

Best Portfolio CSR Performance Improvement

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.

Outstanding Program Leadership

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.


Previous winners


Stakeholder Engagement
Supplier Engagement watch the video
Best Supplier Portfolio CSR Performance Improvement
Outstanding sustainable procurement program leadership


Internal Stakeholder Engagement
Supplier CSR Performance Improvement
Supplier Engagement

Meet the Jury

  • Brigitte Monsou Tantawi Former Director of Sustainable Value Chain, WBCSD

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  • Uwe Shulte Former Vice President Global Supply Management

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  • Godefroy Motte Managing Director, Adrialis Limited

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  • Rosey Hurst Founder and Director, Impactt

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