THE WHAT? EcoVadis has announced the winners of its fifth annual Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards Program. Johnson & Johnson and L’Occitane scooped the Best Value Chain Engagement title, while Amazon EU’s Gemma Tyndall shared the Outstanding Program Leadership prize with L’Occitane’s Katia Michieletto.
THE DETAILS The initiative is designed to celebrate excellence and recognize the outstanding performance of companies in engaging and integrating sustainability into their relationships with trading partners around the globe. Nominees were evaluated on strategy and approach, procurement integration, scale and coverage, and program results across three main categories.
“Sustainability has always been at the heart of the L’Occitane business strategy,” said Elvire Regnier-Lussier, Chief Procurement Officer, L’Occitane. “It is with great pride that L’Occitane is receiving the Best Value Chain Engagement Award for our sustainable #NotJustSuppliers program. This award recognizes our strategy to consider our suppliers as true business partners, building environmentally safe solutions and innovations together that delight our customers.”
THE WHY? “While all our nominees exemplify true commitment to creating a more sustainable future for the world, we are delighted to recognize those who continue to raise the bar for sustainable procurement practices,” said Pierre-François Thaler, Co-CEO, EcoVadis. “Our 2021 winners have gone big on their commitments to see actionable business value from sustainability by working to spark real change where it matters most – across the supply chain.”