One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

The U.S. federal government may have withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, but U.S.-based organizations are still focused on upholding climate targets.

Addressing SDG 14: Three Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Ocean plastic pollution is the theme of this year’s Earth Day and is a growing concern. There is still hope that our ocean will finally get the attention it deserves.

Illuminating the Way Toward Sustainable Supply Chains

Nearly 100 professionals in procurement, supply chain and sustainability gathered together for EcoVadis’ first North American Sustainable Procurement and Finance Roundtable Series to learn more about how to proactively and efficiently leverage sustainable procurement best practices and discover untapped value opportunities throughout the supply chain. 

Combating Modern Slavery – Do We Really Understand the Worker’s Perspective?

No supply chain is free of risks associated with modern slavery. Understanding workers’ perspective is key to combating it.

20 August 2018

How Effective Are the CSR Clauses in Your Contracts?

New regulations and consumer demands are increasingly putting pressure on businesses to be more transparent. As a result, more and more companies include sustainability clauses in contracts with their trading partners. But are these clauses effective?

13 August 2018

How to Increase Transparency Along the Supply Chain: Lessons from the Automotive Industry

With as much as 85 percent of rubber tree plantations in the world made up of small farms, mapping the value chain of natural rubber can be a great challenge. French automotive giant Michelin has developed Rubberway, an digital tool for mobiles and tablets, which is proving a great success.

3 August 2018

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy

Working closely with suppliers and driving innovation through product design can hugely contribute to achieving a circular economy — and sustainable procurement can help deliver on the essential milestones.

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains

Blockchain has gained prominence since the introduction of the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 2008 and has been adopted by financial institutions to increase security. Now, companies are starting to apply this innovative technology to improve supply chain management.

31 May 2018

Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

Last month ING Wholesale Banking launched their Sustainable Improvement Loan, with EcoVadis as a key partner providing our Business Sustainability Ratings that are used in the loan rate calculation: When sustainability performance improves, the rate goes down!  There has been very positive reaction, and we’ve even seen a couple other loans announced, both of large […]