EcoVadis Academy Helps Organizations to Build Resilience and Drive Positive Impact Across Global Value Chains
PARIS & NEW YORK, November 2, 2021 /3BL Media/– EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, today launched its EcoVadis Academy. The eLearning platform, available to EcoVadis customers, gives organizations guidance to tackle priority improvement areas across Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement practices.
Now is the Time for Retailers to Rethink and Rebuild Toward Resilience
From the pandemic forcing businesses and manufacturers to shut down, to natural disasters and dramatic demand fluctuations, the retail industry had, and continues, to face a multitude of operational and economic challenges. Leading retailers are responding by rebooting and focusing on their sustainable supply chain programs to build resilience, and respond to new business conditions. For example, the rapid transition to e-commerce amplifies certain sustainability issues for retailers, like in packaging and fulfillment.
The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) – or Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) – industry faces extreme challenges amidst a period of pandemic-related rapid change. As industry leaders experience massive disruption to their top line revenue and supply chain resilience, prioritizing sustainability in go-forward strategies and recovery plans is essential.
As the world cautiously emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, construction firms are poised to play a central role in the post-pandemic economic recovery and lead future efforts to mitigate climate change. However, only those companies capable of monitoring sustainable business practices through their supplier networks will be well-positioned to capitalize on the post-COVID construction boom ahead.
In its fifth year, the 2021 Sustainability Risk and Performance Index examines the sustainability performance of more than 46,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis during the period 2016-2020 and provides critical insights into trends in environmental, social and ethical practices across diverse regions and industries. The comprehensive dataset underpinning the newly published 2021 Index Report reveals a complex and varied portrait of sustainability performance among rated companies.
See key findings from the fifth edition of the Business Sustainability Risk and Performance Index: Insights from Global Supply Chain Ratings, which examines the sustainability performance of more than 46,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis during the period 2016-2020. All in a bite-sized infographic format.
The infographic includes an analysis of business sustainability performance across four themes: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement along with industry snapshots and regional comparisons.
Global Performance is Strongest Within the Labor & Human Rights Category; 65% of Companies Still Lack Sustainable Procurement Commitments
PARIS & NEW YORK, October 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – North America is rapidly gaining ground on Europe to become a region to watch in terms of corporate sustainability leadership. This insight and more are found in the fifth annual edition of the Business Sustainability Risk & Performance Index, published today by business sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis.