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Promoting a Sustainable and Ethical Supply Chain

​​​​​​​When it comes to sustainability, it’s not just about us.

Published 06-14-21

Submitted by Clarivate

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Originally published in the Clarivate Annual Sustainability Report

“Sustainability is not possible without embedding it throughout our entire global supply chain. Where we purchase, what we purchase, how we purchase and from whom we purchase all matter in advancing a better world for tomorrow”

Peter Frien, Vice President, Procurement

To impact global change, we’re making a conscious choice to engage with suppliers who align with our sustainability goals – whose products and services are produced in a way that treat people and the environment ethically and responsibly. With the help of EcoVadis, a supply chain sustainability ratings platform, we’re evaluating our suppliers for their sustainability policies, ratings, implementation measures and more. We will have better insights into all aspects of supplier responsibility and diversity. We’re using data to make more responsible, impactful decisions about who we partner with and to build a resilient and sustainable supply chain.

Metrics to help us better understand and advance supplier diversity

  • Track number and percent of suppliers against total spend completing a comprehensive sustainability assessment, using EcoVadis analysis of 78 management indicators, across 21 sustainability criteria
  • Understand the performance of suppliers in all aspects of environmental, social and governance criteria
  • Ongoing review of Clarivate suppliers to positively impact and drive a more sustainable supply chain

2020 milestones

2021 goals

  1. Complete benchmarking of top 100 suppliers for ESG performance via EcoVadis Finalize our sustainable procurement guidelines and incorporate into our procurement policy
  2. Leverage our technology to enable tracking and reporting of spend relative to sustainability and diversity

Learn more in the Clarivate Annual Sustainability Report.

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