PROGRESS Initiative as an accelerator and catalyst of impact

What we do

Most of the environmental, social and ethical challenges the world is facing are too big to be solved on an individual company level. PROGRESS members aim to overcome this problem by engaging their suppliers in their sustainability rating and improvement journey as a peer group using the EcoVadis solution as a standard and thus reducing the burden on suppliers, “one assessment, share with all”.

How We Do It

PROGRESS members use the EcoVadis Sector Initiative ratings platform to enroll their suppliers in the EcoVadis assessment process. The results of these assessment processes – the scorecards – are shared in a common pool which all current and future PROGRESS members have access to.

Sector Initiatives can share several thousands of scorecards in their pool. The bigger the size of the pool, the deeper are the insights into the industry sustainability performance. It serves as the foundation for sector-view dashboards and provides guidance to groups such as PROGRESS on prioritization.

The EcoVadis value proposition is to accelerate individual members’ programs and to drive impact at scale underpinned by verified data collected through the assessments

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How we measure that pooling efforts pays off

10% of EcoVadis enterprise sustainable procurement customers are Sector Initiative members and more are following their example
Requesting companies in a Sector Initiative have generated over 30% of EcoVadis scorecards
Over the 5 past years we recorded a 33% higher average Net Conversion Rate (ratio of rated versus invited suppliers) → save effort and resources
Once assessed, trading partners and suppliers are more likely to continue demonstrated by a 9% points lower churn rate (suppliers stopping their reassessments)

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Become a member

PROGRESS membership is open to companies that have an industry and purpose fit with the members and fulfill the PROGRESS membership requirements.