Sustainable supply chain practices result in improved brand equity
Source: World Economic Forum,
“Beyond Supply Chains”
90% of the studies on the cost of capital show that sound sustainability standards lower the cost of capital for companies
Sustainable supply chain practices can reduce costs linked to supply chain by 9-16%
Source: World Economic Forum,
“Beyond Supply Chains”
Atos is a French multinational information technology (IT) service and consulting company headquartered in Bezons, France and offices worldwide. It specialises in hi-tech transactional services, unified communications, cloud, big data and cybersecurity services.
We at procurement have to help our sales organization with bids to our customers or clients or potential clients. Certainly, we've seen recently that more clients are asking for a sustainability criteria or even an EcoVadis score within the bid package that we're putting back. In the UK, we won a public sector bid. The difference was the fact that we had a CSR score and a sustainability program that we could reference and that they recognized.
A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3.6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.
Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability.
Our company has a spend of around EUR 10 bn per year, with around 70 000 suppliers. One of our purchasing specificities is linked to the diversity of our activities and geographies we work with. And therefore brings a degree of complexity when managing purchasing categories and during the implementation of our procurement strategies.
Group PSA is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands.
It starts with the strategy we ask every buyer and every commodity to have. When they have a strategy, every supplier who are part of it must already have a CSR rating. This means that before any call for tenders is launched, CSR is part of it. And then, of course, we keep in mind that when each buyer presents something to the whole group, they want to make a call for tenders, CSR must be in order.
If you look at our vehicles, more than 90% of what they are made of is purchased....This is why we are working in the purchasing department to ensure that all the vehicles on the street are produced in a sustainable way. Here we really have a very big job to do. There’s also something for us in it, it's a pleasure to do that and we really feel empowered to do it to really drive the industry in that. I think this is a natural thing to do.
Founded in 1876, Henkel operates worldwide in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.
The company holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to brands, innovations and technologies such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite.
Besides the metrics, EcoVadis provides a point of entry for discussion with our suppliers, enabling dialogue about innovation. These can potentially result in joint opportunities, creating a competitive advantage for Henkel or simply securing supply.
Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which engages in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field. It operates through the following segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices.
By partnering with our suppliers, we can strengthen the social, environmental and economic performance of our supply chain, reducing our collective footprints and strengthening our companies as well. EcoVadis helps us to map our supplier conformance to J&J Responsibility Standards.
Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) is the company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Group with the public role of Infrastructure Manager. As the body responsible for the track, the stations and the installations, RFI ensures to Italian railway undertakings the access to the railway network, performs the maintenance and the safe circulation on the whole network, manages the investments for the upgrading and improvement of railway lines and installations and it develops the technology of systems and materials.
We are first in Italy, and I presume in Europe, in the railway sector, introduced to the EcoVadis rating as awarding criteria in our public tenders. Now, the next step will be the whole group introducing this evaluation as an awarding rating, not only us, but also the train operating companies and the other two main company of the group.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE is a luxury goods company. Its business activities are divided into various business groups, including Wines & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry, Selective retailing and Other activities.
New regulations can be helpful because until recently sustainability was something that each LVMH House had to approach on its own. Now, with Sapin II and "Devoir de vigilance" (Duty of Care) regulations, especially in France, the group as a whole is also responsible for what happens at the subsidiary level. This means we need to create more links between what can be done at House level, the business line level, or at the group level. It also strengthens all the synergies we want to create between our subsidiaries. This is a very positive thing for us. The advice I would give about using EcoVadis is that it can help you to make a quick and fairly accurate mapping of the suppliers who are at risk
L’Oréal S.A. is a French personal care company headquartered in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine with a registered office in Paris. It is the world’s largest cosmetics company and has developed activities in the field concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfume, and hair care.
We have more than 70.000 suppliers, and I'm just talking about tier one. Knowing this very large scope, I need people around me to help me drive my action plans.
Centrica plc is a British multinational energy and services company with its headquarters in Windsor, Berkshire. Its principal activity is the supply of electricity and gas to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America.
EcoVadis has enabled us to take our responsible procurement program to the next step. We especially appreciate its engagement with suppliers in multiple languages and regions. The ratings and benchmarking make it easy for our procurement teams to make decisions and to maintain and improve performance.
AXA is a French multinational insurance firm headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris that engages in global insurance, investment management, and other financial services.
The benefit of working with EcoVadis is their expertise and their support to train our procurement colleagues and helping us to redefined our processes to understand the risks and proactively address them.
Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. Cascades provides innovative products that customers have come to rely on, while contributing to the well-being of people, communities and the entire planet.
In 2012, all the evaluations were conducted in-house and our sustainable development team looked at several companies that could support us. EcoVadis was the most advanced among them and the one we decided to go for. And last year, when it was time to renew our contract, we looked again at what's available in the market and decided to continue with EcoVadis. One of the things we really appreciate is the support we receive from the experts who work with us to help us improve.
Founded in 1933, Air France is a founding Member of SkyTeam. Air France is always pursuing an ongoing policy focused on quality and innovation. Tailoring products and services to customers’ expectations is one of the most important challenges of Air France. Our efforts have led to major overhauls, such as the introduction of the New Travel Concept on long-haul flights, in particular with the new cabin layout in La Première (First Class), Affaires (Business Class), Premium Voyageur (Premium Economy) and Voyageur (Economy) cabins, along with significant changes to medium-haul flights.
We chose EcoVadis because we believe that we should work with subject matter experts, because we do not have the resources in-house and because EcoVadis has made it possible for us to have a procedure, a network of suppliers and a structured method for the evaluation of suppliers. It fully meets our needs and I think it can meet the needs of many companies.
UPM products include pulp, paper, plywood, sawn timber, labels and composites, bioenergy, biofuels for transport, biochemicals and nano products. The company is the world’s leading producer of graphic papers and second-largest producer of self-adhesive label materials.
UPM has a rather large supply base. We have over 25,000 suppliers, and we source a lot of different raw materials. For us, it's crucial to know where the risks are. We need tools that help us decide where to focus our actions.
New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for cockpit of the future and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.
Sustainability reporting is fully included in Faurecia key performance indicators and monthly reviews. As we assess our suppliers we adjust their key performance indicators to match our sustainability maturity levels.