How to prioritize improvement areas based on the scorecard? Saskia Ries April 27, 2019 07:44 Updated Your trading partners’ EcoVadis Scorecard will help you understand their level of CSR commitment. The EcoVadis assessment isn't a label or certification: It is an actionable tool that helps you drive CSR improvement throughout your supply chain: As requesting company, you are enabled to1) set a minimum score expected from your assessed trading partners, aligned with your company's sustainable procurement goals,2) identify strenghts and weaknesses of your trading partners based on the CSR evidence in the scorecard,3) work on a customized corrective action plan for trading partners with low scores that do not meet your requirements. Companies with an advanced CSR management system and a high score can use their EcoVadis assessment to demonstrate their level of CSR maturity to their business network and prospects. To convince your trading partners to collaborate and improve their CSR performance, here some best practices how to prioritize the possible actions: 1st level: by CSR themes, according to: – theme score – trend arrow of each theme – weight of each theme 2d level: by benchmark, according to: – same industry (ISIC category) – give priority to the themes where the assessed company seems to perform below average 3d level: by theme score benchmark, according to: – performance compared to the industry average – theme score distribution – weight of theme scores in the overall score – gap to best performers 4th level: detailed theme analysis, according to: – improvement areas (High, Medium, Low) – management layers: Policies, Actions, Results Related articles What tools does EcoVadis provide to help me better understand my scorecard results? What can I do if I have questions about my EcoVadis Scorecard? How can I use my EcoVadis assessment results? How do I interprete the scoring scale? How can I track the progress of a request? What does "action required" mean? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.