Highlights from the first ever EcoVadis Global CSR Risk & Performance Index 2017: Supply Chain CSR Investments Lower Global Risk Exposure

For the first time – EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the annual edition of its Global CSR Index, highlighting the CSR risks and performance of over 20,400 companies across the calendar years 2015 and 2016. The Index was built using EcoVadis’ CSR Ratings, which evaluate companies on 21 CSR criteria across four themes: environment, labor practices and human rights, fair business ethics and sustainable procurement.

Welcome to a webinar where Michael Smith, Senior CSR analyst, EcoVadis and Rosey Hurst, Founder, Impactt will share highlights from the report and uncover human trafficking and modern slavery trends across major global industries. 

 

SIG is happy to invite you to a session giving you vital benchmark opportunities and to the point advice about what to consider in your CSR risk management strategy and execution plans.

 

You will learn:

 

How does your value-chain partners measure up against its industry peers? Is it a laggard, part of the herd, or a leader?

Regional comparison: Score distribution by region: Europe, Americas and AMEA

What sector-specific CSR risks and opportunities are present?

Deep dive in Human rights spotlight: What is making large organizations to take action?

The Index was built using EcoVadis’ CSR Ratings, which evaluate companies on 21 CSR criteria across four themes: environment, labor practices and human rights, fair business ethics and sustainable procurement.

 

“The overall results are promising. We’re observing many companies, across all markets, making crucial year-over-year improvements to CSR performance, and many industries edging toward lower CSR risk,” said Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder and co-CEO of EcoVadis. “While the progress has been terrific, the criticality of supply chain CSR remains extremely high, and there’s a lot of room for all businesses to grow and improve. Our grading scale and evaluations represent this reality – we’ve seen strong progress in 2016, but there’s still a major gap between today’s scores and peak CSR performance.”

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