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CS3D and CSRD

Two Laws, One Solution for Value Chain Due Diligence and Transparency

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The EU’s sustainability drive is changing the rules of the game for businesses across the continent, and the impact will be felt around the globe. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) demand unprecedented detail in due diligence and disclosure on value-chain sustainability performance and impact.

The EU’s Ambition Raises The ESG Stakes

A focus on your value chain

It’s not just about your operations — CS3D and CSRD require coverage of broad human rights and environmental criteria across your value chain.

A lower threshold than you might expect

EU directives are set to affect smaller companies — a minimum of 500 employees puts you – and many of your suppliers – in the scope of the first phase-ins.

Corporate climate transition plans

CS3D calls for an alignment with the Paris Agreement, while CSRD demands the disclosure of transition plans to meet the 1.5 °C goal.

Penalized inaction or wrongdoing

Sanctions and civil liability for violations of the CS3D obligations are included.

Impacting Tens of Thousands of Companies Around the World

17000 +
companies to conduct due
diligence in their value chains
50000 +
companies to report publicly each year about
their human rights and environmental impacts

The Road to Compliance

15+ years of experience, 500 trained analysts, 2M+ risk-screened companies and 250,000+ business sustainability scorecards – all in one solution. Get prepared for CS3D and CSRD compliance with EcoVadis Sustainability Intelligence Suite:

Step 1: Identify Risk

Scan your supply base in days (not months!)

100% of suppliers
Step 2: Assess and Understand Performance

Engage selected suppliers with smart assessments

High risk, high spend, critical suppliers, etc.
Step 3: Drive Improvement

Suppliers get prioritized guidance & a platform to improve & mitigate risks

Suppliers with priority improvement areas
Step 4: Comprehensive Reporting 

Easy, powerful reporting with always-on 360 monitoring

Step 1:
  • With IQ Plus, get a fast and contactless mapping of your supply chain to guide due diligence steps.
  • Use Vitals to engage suppliers with a brief, no-fee questionnaire for AI-enhanced risk profiles.
Step 2:
  • Run validated sustainability assessments adapted to suppliers’ material ESG issues.
  • Capture supply-chain GHG data through the Carbon Action Module.
Step 3:
  • Close performance gaps by developing Corrective Action Plans for your business relationships.
  • E-learning platform with 50+ courses in nine languages to train you and your suppliers on ESG topics.
Step 4:
  • Built-in reports to support the outputs for CSRD and more.
  • Custom dashboard reports, robust enough to meet the standards required for public disclosure.

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