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Electronics

The Value of Supply Chain Sustainability

Tools and indicators for supplier and third-party performance are evolving fast. Businesses at the top tiers of electronics and high-tech manufacturing are increasingly scrutinized by customers and stakeholders regarding environmental, labor & human rights, as well as ethical issues in their supply chains. Companies with a proactive approach are not only mitigating business risks, but they are increasing opportunities.

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Atlinks is principally engaged in home and office telecommunication product designing. Their customers include large consumers retail chain stores, telecom operators and distributors mainly located in Europe and Latin America.

Back in 2012, one first-tier telecom operator customer requested us to fill in the questionnaire as a supplier and then a second one. We soon saw the benefits of joining the EcoVadis program. It is a very well-known platform for CSR evaluation and other customers were also asking to see our assessment. Plus the fact that we got good results encouraged us to communicate this more widely to our customers.
Sustainability assessments are now part of our management system and are planned at the end of the yearly cycle of activities, programs, training, audits, awareness and reviews. This has also proved very useful for our IPO because the Hong Kong Exchange market is very demanding when it comes to sustainability. We had a number of initiatives in place before but EcoVadis helped us structure them and create value for our customers.

Carmen Hualda CSR Manager

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. They provide solutions that help their clients create the Adaptive NetworkTM in response to the constantly changing demands of their users.

The scorecard feedback is relatively easy to use and understand and includes integrated corrective actions. The format highlights focus areas which is helpful when talking with buyers about a supplier’s performance.

Mark Stevens Director of Corporate Social Responsibility"

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.

Peter Hobday Deputy CPO

Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865.

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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.

Monitoring

Access dashboards to monitor the 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.