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About EcoVadis

Our Story

Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 65,000 rated companies.

2007
  • EcoVadis launches in Paris
2010-2011
  • 4,000 rated companies
  • Mauritius office opens
  • Corrective Actions added
  • Green Supply Chain award winner
2013
  • NYC office opens
  • 100 employees
  • Live News and Reporting modules added
2015
  • 250 employees 
  • Sector initiative Railsponsible launched
  • Spend Matters 50 Providers List (ongoing)
2017
  • 400 employees 
  • 35,000 rated companies
  • London & Toronto offices open
2019
  • 100,000 assessments milestone
  • 600 employees 
  • 60,000 rated companies
  • Tokyo & Barcelona offices open
  • Launch of new EcoVadis solutions – Spotlight & IQ
2008-2009
  • 100 rated companies
  • EcoVadis joins the UNGC
2012
  • 20,000 rated companies
  • 50 enterprise clients
  • Sector Initiative Together for Sustainability launched
2014
  • Poland & Tunisia offices open
  • 100 sustainability analysts
2016
  • Partech funding received
  • Hong Kong office opens
2018
  • 500 employees
  • 45,000 rated companies
  • Melbourne office opens
  • Revamped EcoVadis 10 platform launched
2020
  • 200M€ funding from CVC
  • Minority investment from Bain & Co.

We envision a global marketplace where sustainability intelligence influences every business decision – improving economies, people’s lives and the planet we all depend on.

Our mission is to provide the world’s most-trusted sustainability ratings, enabling all businesses to reduce risk, drive performance, and improve environmental and social outcomes.

We envision a global marketplace where sustainability intelligence influences every business decision – improving economies, people’s lives and the planet we all depend on.

Our mission is to provide the world’s most-trusted sustainability ratings, enabling all businesses to reduce risk, drive performance, and improve environmental and social outcomes.

Our Values

We are committed to making a major positive difference – worldwide. Our solutions contribute to business sustainability on a global scale, and we are committed to driving change and making an impact.

Committed

We are determined to drive customer success through close collaboration. We strive to provide our customers with innovative solutions by setting high expectations for ourselves, leveraging technology and going the extra mile.

Customer Driven

As teams and individuals, we continuously challenge ourselves to innovate and improve. We learn and adapt quickly because we are not afraid to listen and try new ways of working.

Brave

Our work impacts people and businesses all over the world – so, integrity is very important to us. Honesty and integrity are the foundation of trust – for our team, but also for our customers and partners.

Ethical

EcoVadis is an ‘us before me’ organization. We shine when it comes to collaborating because we respect individual differences and needs. We always seek to help and support others – regardless of level of experience or seniority.

Kind

We do serious work, but we do not take ourselves too seriously. We share our energy and enthusiasm – doing our best to create a fun workplace while practicing work-life balance. We know that happy people work better.

Fun

Our People

The core of EcoVadis is our people. The EcoVadis teams are our most valued asset, and they are what enables us to develop our unique expertise and connect with companies all over the world.
Our team is composed of over 600 highly-talented professionals from 50+ nationalities.

Our Methodology

The EcoVadis sustainability assessment methodology is at the heart of our Ratings and Scorecards and is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of Sustainability/CSR into their business and management system. It is based on seven founding principles:

Assessment by International Experts

Tailored to Industry Sector, Country and Company Size

Source Diversification to Ensure Rich Stakeholder Input for Reliable Scoring

Utilize Technology to Ensure a Secure and Confidential Process and Accelerated Cycle Time

Traceability and Transparency of Documentation

Evidence-Based

Excellence Through Continuous Improvement

Our methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 190 spend categories and 160+ countries. The Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes:

1. Environment

2. Labor & Human Rights

3. Ethics

4. Sustainable Procurement