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EcoVadis S.A.

EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis’ easy-to-use CSR scorecards help companies to monitor suppliers’ environmental, ethical, and social practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries.

Over 130 industry leaders such as Verizon, Merck, Coca Cola Enterprises, Heineken, Johnson & Johnson, Renault-Nissan, ING Bank, and Nokia use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 25,000 trading partners.

http://www.ecovadis.com

Headquarters: Paris, France

Ownership Structure: Private

Issues Coverage: Environmental, Social, Governance

Primary ESG Audience: Companies

Owner Reviewed: March 10, 2016

Products in GISR Directory

EcoVadis SP Solution

Part I: Key Attributes

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

EcoVadis ratings evaluate the CSR management system of a company and cover the essential criteria for large procurement organizations: 1) Breadth: assessment is adapted to over 150 purchasing categories (commodity/product types); 2) Depth: 21 CSR criteria in 4 themes, namely Environment, Labor/Human Rights, Ethics/Fair business Practices and Supply chain; and 3) Global coverage - 110 countries; Turnkey onboarding & support in 10 languages.

ESG Products/Services

Company Rankings Company Ratings Country Analysis

Estimated AUM Utilizing Agency's ESG Products/Services

Greater than 500 Million

Contact Info

Email (Investors): contact@ecovadis.com
Email (Rated Companies): support@ecovadis.com
Email (General): sales@ecovadis.com
+33 1 82 28 88 88

Part III: Issues

Environmental, Social, Governance and Other Issues

Environmental: ENVIRONMENT
Operations
• Energy/CO2
• Water
• Biodiversity
• Pollution
• Waste
Products
• Product Use
• Product End of Life
• Customer Safety
• Advocacy

Issues covered for Environmental Management system:
1) Policies, mission statements, objectives, targets, governance
2) Endorsement of external CSR initiatives
3) Reporting Measures and actions implemented (e.g. procedure, training, equipment,
4) CERT Certifications and labels (e.g. ISO 14001)
5) COVE Coverage of measures and actions
6) REPO Reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
7) Condemnations, Controversies, Awards

Social: SOCIAL:
Human Resources
• Employee Health & Safety
• Working Conditions
• Social Dialog
• Career Management & Training
Human Rights
• Child & Forced Labor
• Non Discrimination
• Fundamental Human Rights

Issues covered for Management system on Social, Labor rights, human rights:
1) Policies, mission statements, objectives, targets, governance
2) Endorsement of external CSR initiatives
3) Reporting Measures and actions implemented (e.g. procedure, training, equipment,
4) CERT Certifications and labels (e.g. ISO 14001)
5) COVE Coverage of measures and actions
6) REPO Reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
7) Condemnations, Controversies, Awards

Governance: ETHICS
Corruption & Bribery
• Anti-competitive practices
• Responsible Marketing

Other: Supply chain / sustainable procurement:
• Suppliers Environmental performance
• Suppliers Social performance

Part IV: Supplemental Information

Other ESG Products/Services, Quality Assurance

Supplemental Information on Other ESG Products/Services

CSR Rating and scorecard
https://www.ecovadis.com/supplier-solutions/

Quality Assurance

Company Profile Webpage

All analysts trained through extensive internal training program.
Three step process from Document analysis to Scoring to Validation described in methodology document.

Part II: Background

Milestones, Partnerships, Employees, Policies

Date Founded: 2007

Regional Offices

Ebene, Mauritius New York, NY, USA

Paris, France

Total number of Employees (FTE) : 250
Directly employed on a permanent basis (FTE): 250

Total number of Employees Working on ESG Research and Rating Activity (FTE) : 150
Directly employed on a permanent basis (FTE): 150

Total number of ESG Research Analysts (FTE) : 150
Directly employed on a permanent basis (FTE): 150

Assurance

Other third party assurance
Audit by PWC

Sustainability Report
Available upon request

Code of Conduct
Available upon request

Independency Policy
Available upon request