Bardess achieves Gold rating on Premiere Sustainability Assessment from EcoVadis
Sustainability is a key factor for all smart businesses in the 21st century. EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, has rated Bardess Gold in their annual scorecard for 2022, placing Bardess in the top 5 percent for sustainability of all companies.
EcoVadis ranks companies for environmental, social and ethical performance based on transparency and overall sustainability. Procurement teams at more than 850 multinational enterprises use EcoVadis ratings as part of their purchasing decision making process.
The EcoVadis rating methodology is based on seven principles: evidence, industry, diversification, technology, independent assessments, traceability and transparency, and excellence through continuous improvements. Additional guidance is taken from international Corporate Social Responsibility standards including the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also known as the Ruggie Framework.
Corporate Responsibility is More than a Buzzword to Bardess
Corporate responsibility is a big buzzword in boardrooms, but the talk rarely goes beyond that and into action. Bardess and our partners have taken on numerous projects, including teaming up with Qlik and the Columbia Water Center CWC to use our data analytics and Qlik’s visualization tools.
Together, we put dam safety data from the US Army Corps of Engineers and water quality violations into an easy to use dashboard.
Understanding and heading off potentially devastating water issues with the CWC is just the latest collaboration between Bardess and partners. Bardess, Qlik and Cloudera had previously worked together to monitor the Zika virus outbreak using data sources ranging from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, social networks, weather patterns, mosquito populations, airline flight data and hospital records. With the unstructured data collected on the secure Cloudera platform, then put through Bardess analytics and into a Qlik visualization, health care providers and pharma reps could easily see which geographical areas were under the largest threat and needed fast access to treatments.
Bardess is committed to sustainability and supports the United Nations Global Compact approach to doing business. We are guided by the ten principles of the UN Global Compact:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Why choose Bardess?
- We transform data into insights and action, everyday.
- We only hire the best talent. Our senior professionals have functional and industry experience so you can trust their advice.
- We deliver cost effective services with a tangible ROI.
- A level of unmatched flexibility in the industry.
- The Bardess LEAP™ methodology.
- Our clients consistently discover real business value in our consulting service.
- We have a proven track record of success with major clients.
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