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Consumer Goods

The Value of Supply Chain Sustainability

Consumer affinity for socially responsible brands has shaped the way CPG companies are leading the change in prioritizing sustainable procurement and supplier transparency. Leaders are going beyond brand protection and risk mitigation and driving business growth through innovative sustainable product categories and business models (e.g., circular economy).

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Current Clients In Industry

Over a dozen consumer goods leaders rely on EcoVadis Ratings including Nestle, BIC, Edgewell, Henkel, Mars, Unilever and more.

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.

Katrin Feyerabend Global Head Responsible Sourcing

Firmenich SA is a private Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business. It is the largest privately owned company in the field and ranks number two worldwide. Firmenich has created perfumes for over 100 years and produced a number of well-known scents.

EcoVadis has become a strategic tool for us and a way to structure what we do. And also a way to engage our teams. From a business point of view, a lot of our clients who know EcoVadis ask for EcoVadis Rating. It certainly helps create a common ground with our clients as well. I think we are looking forward in the future to do the same with our suppliers and to create this very interesting positive chain, from brands all the way down to farmers or suppliers in our other fields.

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat Global Head of Sustainability

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCA) is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the world’s five major Coca-Cola bottlers.

Sustainable procurement for us started in the Proctect area, where we are all about risk management and brand reputation, making sure our suppliers are doing the right thing. A rigorous internal communication and engagement plan was developed in order to gain support and incorporate feedback prior the program launch.

Michael Haynes Group Procurement Category Manager & Sustainable Procurement

Nestlé SA is a nutrition, health and wellness company, which engages in the manufacture, supply and production of prepared dishes and cooking aids, milk-based products, pharmaceuticals and ophthalmic goods, baby foods and cereals.

We have found EcoVadis to be extremely efficient and useful to manage most of our service and indirect materials suppliers. Through EcoVadis we are able to get a deep understanding of our suppliers' practices.
Aligned with Nestlé Responsible Sourcing, EcoVadis gives suppliers a unique way to demonstrate their sustainability performance by building on what they already have.
For buying organizations such as Nestlé, the EcoVadis platform is one of the tools we use to avoid duplication and to ensure effective collaboration on responsible sourcing with our strategic suppliers.

Taylor Miller Responsible Sourcing Manager

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.

Chantale Rouleau Procurement Director

AIM-PROGRESS: A Collaborative Initiative

Over a half dozen members of the FMCG sustainable sourcing initiative AIM-PROGRESS, have joined forces to leverage EcoVadis.
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EcoVadis: The CPG Sustainable Procurement Secret Weapon

EcoVadis brings a global service solution with an evidence-based methodology that helps procurement teams mitigate risk, drive improvements and boost innovation.

Assess and monitor CSR practices of suppliers and third parties, and engage them in continuous improvements to drive performance and innovation.

Platform Overview

Scorecard

The EcoVadis scorecards help companies monitor suppliers’ CSR practices across 190 purchasing categories and 150 countries. The assessment framework is customized for each company according to their activities, size, and geographic location for operations.

Monitor

Access dashboards to monitor performance of your portfolio by buyer, category, or custom filters. Request assessments, create reports, export data and engage your team in your risk and performance goals and initiatives.

Benchmark

Benchmark supplier performance per theme by purchasing category or country.

Action Plans

Access action plans to start a dialogue between buyers and suppliers on actions taken by the supplier to improve their CSR performance.