Corporate Social Responsibility  |  Ecovadis



Ecovadis Assessment Information Sheet

Ecovadis is an organization operating worldwide, which carries out CSR assessments in 150 countries; 50.000+ companies have been assessed. Their aim is to make CSR performance measurable, increase transparency and stimulate improvement. More information can be found at: www.ecovadis.com. Select ‘about’ in the horizontal bar, and then the topic of your choice.

The selection and weight of the assessment questions is based on:
• Buyer/supplier role -> Xindao has a supplier role
• Category -> Xindao is part of the category ‘Wholesale of other household goods’
• Size -> Xindao’s size is based on the number of employees and turnover
• Location -> Xindao’s main office is in The Netherlands, the assessment includes our Printmasters printing facility and our office in Shanghai.

The four main subjects (plus some examples) of the assessment are:
• Environment (e.g. CO2 emissions, product safety, waste handling, recycling)
• Labour & Human Rights (e.g. personnel health & safety)
• Ethics (e.g. policies corruption/fraud, responsible marketing, recall procedures, ethical sourcing)
• Sustainable Sourcing (e.g. supplier audits, policy on sustainable products)

Depending on the points scored in the total assessment there are several levels which can be reached: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Xindao has the GOLD rating for 2018 and 2019.

The assessment is carried out yearly in September, it is Xindao’s responsibility to initiate the re-assessment and improvement needs to be continuous to keep or improve the rating.

Why Ecovadis:
• It has a wide scope
• It gives importance to documentation
• It gives importance to actions
• It gives importance to reporting and accountability
• It encourages to set goals
• It measures third party certification/audit (BSCI, ISO, Sedex etc.) within the assessment.
• It values individual company initiatives in the CSR field

Xindao already has a tradition in CSR, going back to 2008. For us the Ecovadis assessment and result is an important indicator as to where we stand and how we can move forward.

For more information or questions, you can also contact our Sustainability manager, Joy Puor via j.puor@xindao.nl