In the current global environment, businesses are evaluated by their sustainability progress as much as their financial performance. Many companies, however, don’t have the resources or the knowledge to develop their sustainability expertise or assess how well they are performing.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis’ sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social, ethical and supply chain risks across 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, L’Oréal, Subway, Nestlé, Salesforce, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 55,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, working to assess, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth.
Nexio Projects is the unique official global EcoVadis partner, with its own team of experts that help guide companies towards achieving sustainability goals and reaching desired sustainability ratings on the EcoVadis platform. We have experience working with clients from all over the world and with multiple global locations.
Nexio Projects provides various products and services, including the following:
Through the EcoVadis assessment completion, our specialists take ownership of your whole assessment process. After providing access to your platform, we will identify the necessary documents needed to fill in your assessment. Our team will conduct interviews and collect and analyze data to ensure you receive a score that reflects your existing sustainability management system.
Based on your current sustainability management system, Nexio Projects will produce an assessment gap analysis report. If applicable, our consultants will review your previous EcoVadis assessment(s), external audits, sustainability initiatives and reporting. Through this process, we will identify and evaluate the various gaps in your existing sustainability management system.
The goal of the gap analysis report is to create a tailored sustainability roadmap that incorporates your DNA, instead of simply following industry trends.
Building on your EcoVadis assessment results and/or our subsequent gap analysis, our team of specialists will work towards implementing the measures and actions your organization wants to prioritize. Before embarking on the implementation journey, a detailed action plan will be produced to clarify expectations and timelines.
Our team can support you in creating and/or optimizing your:
– Policy handbooks;
– Internal processes;
– Reporting of your actions and measures;
– Internal training programs; and/or
– KPI dashboard.
The end goal of this strategic implementation will be to ensure that the actions we implement are compliant with all assessment requirements and are fully aligned with your company’s DNA. This exercise will be tailored to your organization’s needs and key sustainability challenges.
Nexio Projects’ goal is to help companies understand EcoVadis, why they should respond, what is involved and how it works. The content of the trainings covers the general methodology of EcoVadis, sustainable procurement and how to understand the scorecard. We offer transparent information about EcoVadis’ assessment and the methodology that they use to help you understand the value and purpose of the process. Trainings provided in Dutch, French and English can be provided on-site or as a webinar and can be tailor-made for your organisation’s needs and requirements.
Would you consider yourself a beginner but eager to find out more about the EcoVadis basics? Have you already answered the assessment multiple times and are seeking to improve your performance? Or would you like to increase your expertise in sustainability by fully mastering EcoVadis’ principles and methodology? See our training page for more information on the trainings we offer.
Facing difficulties with reporting on your sustainability goals? Nexio Projects is specialised in writing non-financial reports that align with globally recognised standards such as the GRI and the UN Global Compact. Our experienced report writers are able to help you with all aspects of sustainability reporting, allowing you to increase your company’s transparency and share your organisation’s social and environmental efforts with external stakeholders.
1. My client has requested an EcoVadis assessment! Why and what should I do now?
Major international companies have added a set of sustainability requirements to their supply chain criteria, including the EcoVadis rating. The goal of these international companies is to incorporate the sustainability vision of the international entity throughout their supply chain. As a result, suppliers are required to incorporate changes to their internal and external processes to become more sustainable and in doing so, remain a supplier and maintain competitiveness within their industry. To identify how you could achieve or improve your EcoVadis rating in a reasonable amount of time, Nexio Projects recommends our Questionnaire Response Guidance. This service will provide you with the assistance that you need to navigate the EcoVadis process and ensure that you meet your client’s requirements.
2. First time faced with EcoVadis?
Is this the first time that you need to complete an EcoVadis assessment and upload documents? No problem, every company has to start somewhere with their sustainability and EcoVadis journey. Whether you are a large corporation or a small company, Nexio Projects can advise you on how to prioritise, check and understand if your answers are in line with the EcoVadis methodology. We provide all the knowledge needed for you to plan and navigate your EcoVadis Journey. As an official partner of EcoVadis, we are here to help you with every step of the process.
3. Want to improve your current EcoVadis rating?
Nexio Projects can take an in-depth look at your previous assessment and current scorecard in which feedback is provided by EcoVadis. We are an official partner of EcoVadis which allows us to gain direct access to your dashboard and connect with the analysts who performed your assessment. Our team of experts will look through all the documents uploaded on your EcoVadis platform and provide specific feedback on where improvements should be made and recommend the required steps to get your rating up to where it should be.