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The Value of Supply Chain Sustainability

Pressures to manage sustainability risks are intensifying on a global scale, and the Pharma industry is no exception. Sustainable Procurement managers are facing urgent challenges to meet stakeholder demands while they transition from the old ‘blockbuster drug’ model to a new competitive landscape.

In addition to risks, such as revenue loss and heightened scrutiny, emerging models are exposing new issues – such as shorter product cycles, customized medicines, emerging markets with lower margins,
and compressed margins in primary markets.

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Current Clients In Industry

Almost half of the top 25 pharma/biotech companies are using EcoVadis, including J&J, GSK, Merck KGA, Sanofi, Bayer, Takeda, Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Teva.

Johnson & Johnson

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.

Len DeCandia Chief Procurement Officer

Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, as of 2013 the world’s fifth-largest by prescription sales.

We have entrusted this mission to our external partner, EcoVadis, in order to benefit from proven CSR expertise.

Sanofi Responsible Procurement Team
Boehringer Ingelheim

Responsible Health Initiative

Three leading health and pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Takeda, launched the Responsible Health Initiative along with EcoVadis. The mission of the new sector initiative is to use collaboration and technology to improve the visibility, efficiency and sustainability impact of the global health supply chain.

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Solving A Challenging Problem

EcoVadis brings a global service solution that breaks through limitations of redundant questionnaires, un-actionable self-assessment data, and expensive site audits.

Platform Overview


The EcoVadis scorecards help companies monitor suppliers’ CSR practices across 220+ purchasing categories and 180+ countries. The assessment framework is customized for each company according to their activities, size, and geographic location for operations.


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 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.

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