In recent years, sustainable procurement has become an increasingly important issue for customers and stakeholders in large companies around the world. Yet assessing levels of sustainability across supply chains remains a tremendous challenge for many companies. In this interview, Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder, and co-CEO of EcoVadis, talks about the key drivers of sustainable procurement and the scale of the challenge facing companies. He highlights the importance of being able to measure and benchmark sustainability performance and gives a frank assessment of how companies are doing in different sectors and the progress that needs to take place in the coming years.
EcoVadis provides environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains. The EcoVadis platform is used by 175 companies and over 30,000 of their trading partners the company and provide CSR Ratings and Scorecards Covering 21 CSR Indicators, 150 commodities, and 110 countries.