What is Ecovadis Certification?

EcoVadis certification is a sustainability rating system for businesses that assesses their environmental, social, and ethical performance. The EcoVadis assessment is conducted by an independent third-party organization and uses a standardized methodology based on international sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. The EcoVadis certification process evaluates a company’s sustainability practices across several categories, including environmental impact, labor and human rights, business ethics, and sustainable procurement. The assessment considers factors such as a company’s energy and resource efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, labor practices, diversity and inclusion policies, ethical business conduct, and supply chain sustainability.

Companies that undergo the EcoVadis certification process receive a scorecard that rates their sustainability performance on a scale of 1 to 100. The scorecard provides a detailed analysis of the company’s strengths and weaknesses and offers guidance on how to improve sustainability practices. The EcoVadis certification is recognized by many global organizations and can help businesses demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices to customers, investors, and other stakeholders.

Benefits of Ecovadis Certification

Marketplace Differentiation

EcoVadis Certification provides a clear signal to customers, partners, and investors that a company is committed to sustainable and responsible business practices. It sets certified companies apart in the marketplace, enhancing their reputation and brand value.

Competitive Advantage

Companies with EcoVadis Certification often have a competitive edge when bidding for contracts or attracting customers. Many businesses and consumers prioritize working with socially and environmentally responsible organizations, giving certified companies a favorable position.

Access to New Markets

EcoVadis Certification can open doors to new markets and opportunities, especially in industries and regions where sustainability is a key consideration. Some clients and partners may require suppliers to have EcoVadis Certification as part of their procurement criteria.

Risk Mitigation

By assessing and addressing environmental, social, and ethical risks in their operations and supply chain, companies can reduce the likelihood of legal, reputational, and operational risks. EcoVadis Certification helps companies proactively manage and mitigate these risks.

Enhanced Stakeholder Relations

Certification demonstrates a commitment to meeting stakeholder expectations regarding sustainability and responsible business practices. It fosters positive relationships with customers, investors, employees, and other stakeholders who are increasingly conscious of these issues.

Cost Savings and Efficiency

Improving sustainability practices often leads to increased operational efficiency and cost savings. EcoVadis Certification encourages companies to identify areas for improvement, leading to more sustainable and resource-efficient processes.

Who can be get EcoVadis Certification?

Manufacturing Unit

Service Provider


Financial institutions

Healthcare organizations

Transportation and logistics companies

Construction and engineering firms

Energy and utility companies

Information technology firms / Government agencies

Document required for EcoVadis Certification?

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of EcoVadis Certification?

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.

The implementation process is described below:

Step 1

GAP Assessment

• GAP Assessment report as per EcoVadis Certification checklist

Step 2


• Quality Environmental, Health & Safety, Social, Information Security & Anti Corruption

Step 3


• Training to Top Management, Training to Employee's

Step 4


• Verification of Documentation as per Checklist. Internal Audit, Management Review Meeting & N-Closer for Internal Audit

Step 5

Audit Public Verification

• Verification by third party approval by EcoVadis Certification. Closer of Non-Conformetives

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Monthly & Quarterly Basis

The EcoVadis Rating covers a broad range of non-financial management systems including Environmental, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement impacts. Each company is rated on the material issues as they pertain to their company’s size, location and industry.

Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Nestlé, Schneider Electric, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 55,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster

The EcoVadis assessment is a four step processStep 1-registration of your organization at the portal,Step 2-Submitting an updated questionnaire,Step 3-expert analysis of the data collected andStep 4-results.

Our mission is to provide reliable, globally recognized sustainability ratings and insights, enabling all companies to reduce risk, drive improvement and accelerate positive impact on our planet and society.