Bain + EcoVadis

Bain + EcoVadis

Our ESG expertise combined with powerful analytics from EcoVadis will enable you to set your sustainability goals higher and reach them faster.

Bain + EcoVadis

Companies of all sizes, public and private, as well as private equity investors looking for an edge, now have a powerful way to accelerate ESG performance: Bain expertise combined with sustainability ratings from EcoVadis.

More than 100,000 companies in 200+ industries spread across 175+ countries work with EcoVadis to collaborate on sustainability with a common platform; universal ratings and scorecards; with benchmarks; and performance improvement tools. Combined with our ESG consulting expertise, companies and investors can gain an outside-in, data-driven perspective on dozens of critical ESG material issues, risk factors, and opportunities.

The result: superior assessment of risks and opportunities during due diligence; a clear delineation of portfolio company ESG strategies; a detailed understanding of a pre-IPO company’s ESG point of departure, a careful analysis of suppliers’ ESG maturity, and the ability to assess the procurement function’s ESG maturity.

EcoVadis produces globally comparable ratings, using a unique, evidence-based methodology tailored to company and sector size and location, informed by multiple data sources, emphasizing traceability and transparency of documentation, and supported by technology that ensures confidentiality and ease of use. We can help you incorporate those insights into a comprehensive approach to ESG improvement for your own operations and to assess the ESG risks and opportunities of your supply chain partners, just as we have done for more than 50 companies in just the past two years. 

The Partnership in Action

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  • Company Ratings

    We assess your overall ESG maturity and identify the priority areas that need to be addressed. This provides you with an invaluable point of departure, based on four critical themes:

    • Environmental concerns
    • Labor and human rights
    • Sustainable procurement
    • Ethics

    This enables you to identify priorities across policies, actions and results, and also take steps to mitigate risks. We’ll provide multiple scorecards, a subsidiary assessment and reporting dashboard, and other essential tools to inform your ESG strategy.

  • Peer Group Benchmarks

    Your point of departure and ESG goal-setting can benefit from a better understanding of what your peer companies are doing: what’s their level of ESG maturity, and what risk mitigation steps have they taken?

    These insights can help you identify red flags in your ow organization, and explore value creation opportunities, inspired by what the top performing companies are doing. We provide anonymized maturity ratings and scorecards, including an overall score on a 1-100 basis and weighted scores across critical themes and management indicators.

  • Supplier Base Ratings

    We can help you assess not only your own ESG maturity and performance, but your suppliers’ as well. We rank up to 500 of your suppliers on a 0 to 100 scale that includes platinum/gold/silver/bronze/ and not-medal eligible, and show how they compare on relevant benchmarks, so you can prioritize and extend your ESG ambition and strategy across your entire supply chain.

  • Other Offerings

    The Bain-EcoVadis partnership can provide a wide range of other metrics, benchmarks and analysis, including:

    • Industry & Country Risk Profiles
    • 360-degree News Scan on Company ESG Issues
    • Procurement Maturity Matrix
    • Supplier Base IQ
    • Supplier Base Rating

We assess your overall ESG maturity and identify the priority areas that need to be addressed. This provides you with an invaluable point of departure, based on four critical themes:

  • Environmental concerns
  • Labor and human rights
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Ethics

This enables you to identify priorities across policies, actions and results, and also take steps to mitigate risks. We’ll provide multiple scorecards, a subsidiary assessment and reporting dashboard, and other essential tools to inform your ESG strategy.

Your point of departure and ESG goal-setting can benefit from a better understanding of what your peer companies are doing: what’s their level of ESG maturity, and what risk mitigation steps have they taken?

These insights can help you identify red flags in your ow organization, and explore value creation opportunities, inspired by what the top performing companies are doing. We provide anonymized maturity ratings and scorecards, including an overall score on a 1-100 basis and weighted scores across critical themes and management indicators.

We can help you assess not only your own ESG maturity and performance, but your suppliers’ as well. We rank up to 500 of your suppliers on a 0 to 100 scale that includes platinum/gold/silver/bronze/ and not-medal eligible, and show how they compare on relevant benchmarks, so you can prioritize and extend your ESG ambition and strategy across your entire supply chain.

The Bain-EcoVadis partnership can provide a wide range of other metrics, benchmarks and analysis, including:

  • Industry & Country Risk Profiles
  • 360-degree News Scan on Company ESG Issues
  • Procurement Maturity Matrix
  • Supplier Base IQ
  • Supplier Base Rating

About EcoVadis

Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 100,000+ rated companies. Its methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ spend categories and 175+ countries.

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