What happens if you decide to take a deep look into years of quality data based on thousands and thousands of companies actual performances? Great insights of course. EcoVadis did just that and gathered the data into a first Global CSR Risk & Performance index. EBG | Network are happy to share the recorded webinar session from the first run through in Europe and the Nordics.
If you didn’t join us live – welcome next time! There is a great deal of value joining live – you make sure you take the time to listen, you can compare with peers live, you can ask questions and be sure they get answered (if not online offline), you get the slides and you get to see the recording first.
Here you can view the recorded session:
Sharing the data and their experiences were Sylain Guyoton, SVP Research at EcoVadis and Rosey Hurst, founder of Impactt. Rosey who just after this session rushed on to do a human rights speech at a UN Forum in Geneva! We’ll get back to the human rights aspect of CSR and sustainability…
This session there were two poll questions asked and given the total number of attendees the results are interesting!
How is your your supply chain engaged
Not surprising most have CSR and sustainability clauses as part of contracts written. “This is a bottom requirement” comments Sylvain. “This number correlate with the percentage engaging in their tier 1 suppliers” continues Sylvain. “What is missing is giving targets and incentives for suppliers”..”we have have to work more on targets – both internally and together with suppliers” Sylvain concludes.
Human rights statements
In the Nordics and probably in Europe at large – human rights issues may seem far away, But as Rosey states – “the further away you have operations the higher the risk of lacking control over human rights issues”.
“Congratulations to those 18% of you collaborating with your stakeholders to solve problems” says Rosey “No one company can deal with them”. Rosey goes on sharing the legislative aspects of human rights, what responsibility lies on a state level (to protect with legislation), a company level (to make sure human rights are respected and laws followed) and a joint responsibility between the state, companies and civil society to find remedy when there are abuses.
How does your experiences compare? That the above aspects of global businesses cannot be overlooked is obvious. Congratulations to all of you on your way!