What is a sector initiative? Boris Abramovic December 11, 2018 13:22 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 initiativeSelectiveWhen 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 TfS (Together for Sustainability)? What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? Why is my company being asked to be assessed by EcoVadis? I have a request to answer custom questions: what does it mean? How long are the EcoVadis results valid for? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.