“Do you disclose your EcoVadis Premium Report to the public – or at least to your own employees?” If not, also the 3 pages chapter “LABOR PRACTICES & HUMAN RIGHTS (LAB)” remains a secret to the employees. Why would employers want to hide their report from their own employees?
Dear Luis Neves,
Employees are stakeholders in CSR of their Employers.
http://www.ecovadis.com/sustainability-reporting/ says: “… Meeting the expectations of employees – Employees are a vital audience for reporting on sustainability, They are primary audience for presentation of the reporting as contributes to an increase in employee retention and loyalty which in turn impacts postively the workforce as a whole which ultimately leads to better performances. …”
In June 2013, the GeSI started to collaborate with EcoVadis:
Presently you are the chairman of the GeSI. In collaboration with members from major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies and organisations around the globe, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is a leading source of impartial information, resources and best practices for achieving integrated social and environmental sustainability through ICT. Presently the GeSI represents around 40 of the world’s leading service providers and vendors.
My question to you: I think, EcoVadis members should disclose their EcoVadis Premium Reports at least to their Employees. Does the GeSI support that Idea?
It’s not theory. Some EcoVadis members already publish their EcoVadis Premium Reports even in the Internet: http://platinumcsr.org/the-platinum-award
“Railsponsible” is about responsible railways. Members today: Abellio, Alstom, Bombardier, DB (DB Arriva, DB Schenker), Knorr-Bremse, SNCF and SKF. (Where is Dutch Railways? I don’t see the founding member Nederlandse Spoorwegen aka “NedTrain” in the list.)
In https://www.ecovadis.com/de/stories/railsponsible-sustainable-procurement/, EcoVadis advertises “Railsponsible” Sustainable Procurement with EcoVadis. http://railsponsible.org/supplier-assessments/ shows how EcoVadis engages its members in getting more members. Excellent marketing.
Railsponsible members ask their suppliers to join the EcoVadis bandwagon. I asked a Railsponsible member (https://twitter.com/Alstom/status/737291259472191488): @Alstom
Do #Railsponsible members disclose their #EcoVadis Premium Report in the Internet – or at least to their employees? I also asked Railsponsible directly using their contact form. I am curious how the “railsponsibly” members treat their own employees as stakeholders in the CSR of their employer.
Ferrero renews partnership with EcoVadis
Originally posted on Ferrero website
Ferrero and EcoVadis announced the renewal of their partnership to assess and improve supply chain sustainability performance over the next three years.
Ferrero recognizes that every stakeholder along the value chain has its respective responsibility – and all must work together towards the common objective of creating sustainable and responsible supply chains. The company is strongly committed to sustainability and is convinced that dedication from suppliers is key to achieving sustainable supply chains. […]
You know KINDER® (from the old German brand “Kinderschokolade” = childrens’ chocolate), NUTELLA®, Tic Tac®. Those are brands from Ferrero Rocher. In 2013/2014 the Ferrero group with a headquarter in Italy and 24,836 employees used a total of 1,651,194 metric tons of agricultural raw materials and packaging raw materials. To advertise CSR obviously is important to them. They even have http://www.ferrerocsr.com. Too much and yet not enough. Disclosing their EcoVadis Premium Report to the public would be just fine. I asked them (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2016-09-30: Question to email@example.com: “Do you consider to disclose your EcoVadis Premium Report to the public – or at least to your employees?”
TCS received EcoVadis “Gold” as well. Do they disclose the EcoVadis Premium Report to customers only, or do their own employees get copies too?
TCS about TCS: “With this rating TCS sets a great example of sustainability leadership.” – There are great examples of sustainability leadership: The Platinum CSR Award (but not for TCS yet).
The administration and the members of
Together for Sustainability AISBL (TfS)
Avenue Edmond van Nieuwenhuyse 4
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
The TfS members use the services of EcoVadis. The employees of your companies are key stakeholders in the CSR management of your company. Do you, as members of TfS and EcoVadis, disclose the EcoVadis Premium Reports to your employees?
No doubt, Huawei is a renown leader in protecting human rights. In China these are human rights in “Chinese coloration”: 中国特色的 = zhōngguó tèsè de. I lived and worked in China long enough to know well, what I am talking about.
EcoVadis grows aggressively. They tweet: “How Sustainability Is Becoming A Competitive Advantage In China”. I guess that EcoVadis sees outstanding chances for its business to grow significantly in China and needs success stories from Chinese big players. EcoVadis is an independent company, but it surely is not independent from its business interests.
–> Questions to suppliers
EvoVadis reported that the following suppliers had turned to EcoVadis’ supplier sustainability ratings service:
- Coca Cola Enterprises,
- Eastman Chemical,
- ING Bank,
- Johnson & Johnson,
Question to these suppliers: Do you disclose your EcoVadis Premium Reports to the public – or at least your own employees?
Transparent and honest reporting is possible.