Why is my trading partner assessed under a different scope? Saskia Ries April 25, 2019 14:05 Updated 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 CSR 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. Related articles Can we ask customized questions in addition to the standardized questions set in the questionnaire? How can I request a trading partner to be assessed? What is a conglomerate? What are the key success factors to ensure the program success? What support do requesting companies need to provide for their trading partners' assessments? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.