What is a sector initiative? Vanessa Ishikawa September 09, 2019 01:12 Updated A sector initiative is a group of companies in the same industry who have agreed to use shared tools to assess and improve the CSR practices of their trading partners within global networks (e.g. their collective value chains) to meet their CSR objectives.These companies have joined forces to share audits and CSR assessment results via the EcoVadis platform. EcoVadis provides specific features to support these initiatives.If you have received a CSR assessment request on behalf of a sector initiative, you are considered a trading partner for at least one member of this initiative.By accepting a sector initiative’s request, you will be able to share your company’s EcoVadis Scorecard with multiple companies and potential customers within your industry, avoiding duplication of effort.Each sector initiative establishes its own sharing rules:All-or-noneBy accepting a request from your trading partner, your company’s EcoVadis Scorecard will be shared with all current and future members of the sector initiative.Sector initiatives using "All-or-none":- EcoVadis AIM-PROGRESS Initiative - TfS (Together for Sustainability) - Railsponsible - Responsible Beauty Initiative - Responsible Health Initiative - The Coca-Cola SystemSelectiveWhen answering a request from your trading partner, you will be able to select the members within the sector initiative with whom you want to share your company’s EcoVadis Scorecard. Unselected members will only see your company’s basic information (name, country and industry.Sector initiatives using "Selective":- EcoVadis ICT Sector Initiative- JAC (Joint Audit Co-operation) Related articles What is The Coca-Cola System? What is the EcoVadis ICT sector initiative? What is TfS (Together for Sustainability)? Do I need to prepare in any way before I start completing the questionnaire? What is the EcoVadis AIM-PROGRESS initiative? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.