EcoVadis currently services around 45,000 businesses on its network

EcoVadis currently services around 45,000 businesses on its network

Environmental, social and ethical performance ratings platform EcoVadis has released the latest edition of its sustainability intelligence platform, which it says will make it easier for buyers and suppliers to collaborate and drive sustainability improvements throughout their supply chains.

The new capabilities offered through EcoVadis 10 will enable users to be more efficient and collaborative when using the tool, the firm says.

Its latest release features a combined platform for buyers and suppliers, which allows enterprise customers who are also suppliers a central place to facilitate their EcoVadis experience, all with a single login.

A new portfolio list view that encompasses the supplier journey, also brings more freedom to customise supplier management with additional filter, tag and bulk management options to accelerate user adoption.

In addition, a redesigned dashboard brings forward the most vital information and incorporates an activity status view with alerts to help teams stay on top of suppliers' sustainability progress, and live dedicated news feeds for supplier-specific insights make it easy for category managers and buyers to stay updated and alerted between assessments.

EcoVadis 10 will also be equipped with Eva, a new personal, in-platform user guide created to ensure confidence and mastery of the new features. The new platform will be generally available for all users in July 2018, and will be offered in several languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, with live support available 24 hours a day, five days a week.

"To truly prioritise ethical and responsible business practices, we need to collaborate as a global supply chain community and equip ourselves with the tools and insights that make change possible," said Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-CEO and co-founder of EcoVadis. "EcoVadis 10 was designed with this industry need in mind, and the usability improvements and real-time sustainability intelligence it enables will lay the foundation for better engagement and sound, proactive buying choices."