EcoVadis uses the legal entity name obtained from the official registrant that has identified your company for assessment. In some instances, the name we receive may be slightly different from your official legal entity name. In these cases, when creating your account, we do change the name to the official legal entity name.
Additionally, we may also use one of two suffixes to remove any ambiguity on the scope of the assessment. These can be either (GROUP) or (‘NameofSite’ SITE).
Please note the following rules for adding suffixes to the legal entity name below:
- If the company has one single location, we will NOT add a suffix to the legal entity name.
- Some companies have subsidiaries or branches both domestically and/or internationally. In EcoVadis’ context, a subsidiary is an operational site with its own legal entity name. When we are assessing subsidiaries, we do not put the suffix (SITE) as the legal entity’s name is already precise and specific to the scope of the assessment. When we are assessing a facility that does not have its own legal entity name, EcoVadis then uses the name of the parent company and the suffix (SITE) is included with either the city name, district or address for precision. (eg. CENTROMOTOR SAS (EL PASO SITE))
- If the company has subsidiaries or branches both domestically and/or internationally and the assessment is meant to include all of these entities, the suffix (GROUP) will be added to the legal entity name of the account. (eg. CENTROMOTOR SAS (GROUP)). If the assessed scope is engaged in manufacturing while its subsidiaries or branches are engaged in pure trading, the suffix (GROUP) will NOT be added to the legal entity name regardless of whether they are a legal entity or not.
- If we are assessing a company that only has operational sites in one country and no site has its own legal entity name, the (GROUP) suffix will not be added to the name.
Lastly, in cases where there is a specific branch or subsidiary to be assessed that has its own legal entity name, we will use that name on the account.