Your Scorecard is valid for 12 months after its publication. To check the exact publication date of your scorecard, simply log in to your EcoVadis account, then go to the tab “My performance”: the date is indicated below your company name.
One of the key added value of EcoVadis is to help companies embrace continuous improvement. We consider a one-year validity as optimal to keep data fresh: indeed, both your company’s practices and the CSR context (news laws, industry standards, regulations, etc.) are evolving constantly. Thus, we recommend updating your CSR evaluation once a year, to reflect any improvements you have made in terms of policies, actions or reporting.
To support this, every subscription year with EcoVadis includes one assessment credit: Assessment credits enable you to be re-evaluated and receive a new scorecard, resetting the publication date. Click here to learn more.
What happens after 12 months?
- Even after 12 months, your Scorecard remains accessible to you and clients with whom you have already shared your scorecard
- You can’t share a scorecard that is over 12 months old with a new client: if you receive a sharing request from a new client, this will automatically trigger a re-assessment request. Click here to learn more about the reassessment process
When should you update your scorecard ?
As a best practice, we recommend that you keep your scorecard up-to-date, and trigger your reassessment in your own time, rather than being reactive. For example, you may want to wait for the completion of specific actions initiated to cover some of the Improvement Areas identified in your previous scorecard. By planning your update schedule and proactively getting reassessed when your company is ready, you will keep your scorecard up-to-date and maintain control over the flow of your client requests.
This is recommended as a CSR best practice, but might differ from specific client requirements: different customers have different standards on how frequently you should update. Some might allow expired scorecards, while others will systematically request updates. We recommend talking to your customer to understand better their specific recommendations.