When inviting your trading partner to an assessment, you request a specific assessment scope. Sometimes, the original scope you requested can be changed by the assessed trading partner or by EcoVadis.
If your trading partner has paid for their assessment, they have the right to request a change in the assessment scope. This means they can tailor the assessment to their specific structure, such as a particular subsidiary or manufacturing site that works with you as a requesting company or is responsible for sustainability reporting.
If the selected trading partner has other entities of the same group registered with EcoVadis, they will be able to choose during the registration process the most appropriate entity to participate in the assessment.
In cases where the indicated scope is not recommended or not allowed (e.g. no legal entity, purely commercial venture, etc.), EcoVadis will determine the legal entity name by applying the rule of “most relevant scope” (= scope allowed + recommended at a higher level).
The initially invited company is now displayed in the Network. Requesting companies can access the scorecard of the targeted rated company (to which the initial invitation has been redirected) by either clicking the link “Other scorecard used” or by expanding the title and clicking on the name of the target rated company. The reasons behind the scope change are shown in the expanded view.
Note: Trading partners are not entitled to request any changes in assessment scope if the requesting company fully finances the assessment.