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Looking for help and support for your EcoVadis participation?

EcoVadisIn winter 2016, we announced our partnership with EcoVadis, a company linking suppliers and buyers in a collaborative platform where suppliers are assessed on their sustainability performance. We will provide various levels of support to organizations answering EcoVadis.

1. Response check
Your company already has answered several questionnaires, but is still unsure of the format of documents, or the quality of the answers. DFGE will connect to the EcoVadis platform and check if the format or document match the type of questions, if some answers and references are missing, if the question paths are the most appropriate. For instance, if your company declares that it has a policy in place regarding Health and Safety, but the attached document is in fact results from a health and safety audit, we will indicate that this document is not the needed reference here, as it covers actions, and will briefly explain what a policy is.
In this sense, organizations can easily improve their performance as we would have identified the wrong references, and companies can easily add the right supporting documents.

2. DFGE complete: questionnaire and improvement plan
For companies who have never gone through an EcoVadis assessment, or who had several times but wish to quickly improve, we offer the EcoVadis support complete package. With this product, we will
– Make a prioritized list of documents that can be provided, to make sure that everything available has been provided
– Answer the questionnaire ourselves, by making sure documents are well referenced in the right format, by taking the right question paths
– Once the scorecard is published, we will launch a prioritized improvement plan, by improving the existing documentation, and by suggesting you solutions to address new improvement areas. For instance, if your company has an improvement area called “basic policy in human rights”, we will review the policy to know which topics are missing, to check if commitments are company-specific enough and then we will suggest improvements accordingly

3. DFGE services
We offer free webinars, one for Beginners on a weekly basis, one for Repeaters on a monthly basis. For those who want to completely master EcoVadis principles, we organize training sessions where theoretical principles will be put into practice by the attendees.
We are also willing to provide any support to your company, for instance byhelping addressing the improvement areas. For instance, we can assess your carbon footprint or help you take part in UNGC, among many others.

For a detailed description of our products, consult our Press Release: http://dfge.de/en/answering-ecovadis-expert-support-now-available/  or our webpage http://dfge.de/en/ecovadis/ , or feel free to contact us at info@dfge.de

EU – CSR Reports verpflichtend

Laut der jüngsten Aussage der Europäischen Kommission, soll in Kürze ein CSR-Reporting für größere Unternehmen verpflichtend werden.  Unter dem Titel “Disclosure of non-financial information by certain large companies: European Parliament and Council reach agreement on Commission proposal to improve transparency” schlägt die Kommission vor, alle Unternehmen von öffentlichem Interesse (large puplic-interest entities) mit mehr als 500 Mitarbeitern zu Aussagen in Bezug auf Umwelt und Soziales in deren Berichten zu verpflichten.

Dabei können sich die Unternehmen auf bestehende Standards wie UN Global Compact, ISO 26000 oder den Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitskodex beziehen. Der Vorschlag wird nun auf Parlamentsebene diskutiert, um eine Gesetzesvorlage zu erstellen.

Mehr Informationen rund um Nachhaltigkeitsreporting finden Sie hier.

Bild: EU Kommission