When inviting your trading partner to an assessment, you request a certain assessment scope. In some cases, your originally requested scope can be changed by the assessed trading partner or by EcoVadis.
If your selected trading partner pays for their assessment, they are entitled to request a change of the assessment scope. They can adjust it to their specific structure, e.g. if there is a particular legal entity working with you as requesting company or in charge of sustainability reporting.
If the selected trading partner has other entities of the same group registered with EcoVadis, they will be able to select 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).
Note: Trading partners are not entitled to request any changes in assessment scope if the assessment is fully financed by the requesting company.