Custom Questionnaire & supporting documents
Company answers the customized questionnaire and provides supporting documentation on the EcoVadis platform.
Analyst team conducts a document analysis, reading and extracting data from supporting documentation available.
The EcoVadis 360° Watch selects stakeholder information from legitimate and transparent sources verified by EcoVadis.
A score from 0 to 100 is allocated to each theme and feedback on strengths and improvement areas are highlighted.
Validation & publication
Senior analysts verify that methodology guidelines have been followed. Then the Scorecard is published on the EcoVadis platform.
The assessment considers a range of CSR issues, which are grouped into 4 themes: Environment (ENV), Labor Practices & Human Rights (LAB), Fair Business Practices (FBP), and Sustainable Procurement (SUP).
The CSR issues are based upon international CSR standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also known as the Ruggie Framework.
The issues covered in each assessment are based on the relevance of the 21 CSR issues to the company context, such as industry, size, and geography. These are defined upfront during supplier registration on the EcoVadis platform and will shape the questionnaire received.
EcoVadis’ scorecards help companies to monitor suppliers’ CSR practices across 198 purchasing categories and 150 countries. The assessment framework is customized for each company according to their activities, size, and geographic location of their operations.
Example categories include:
EcoVadis continuously follows the ever-growing and evolving landscape of CSR-related initiatives and standards. Hundreds of such external CSR initiatives as well as management system certifications can be taken into account in the EcoVadis assessment when they demonstrate a company’s commitments that support their CSR strategy or provide an additional reassurance of a company’s CSR performance.
Some examples of labels include:
-ISO 14001, EMAS, ISO 22000, Responsible Care 14001, LUCIE, Energy Star, European Ecolabel, AISE Charter for Sustainable Cleaning
Social / Labor theme:
EICC, OHSAS 18001 // SCC // Mase certification, CEFRI, SA 8000, AFAQ 26000, Milieukeur (ecolabel)
Ethics / Fair business practices theme:
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), ISO 27000
Supply Chain theme:
AISE Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, CDP, EICC, ISO 28000, AFAQ 26000, FSC (Chain of Custody), MSC (Chain of Custody)