Performance Metrics is a dedicated section on your EcoVadis Ratings platform that contains self-reported quantitative data on your sustainability and carbon performance, such as energy consumption, GHG emissions or waste production.
You can share these data to increase your credibility and help your trading partners build a more transparent supply chain. Metrics are also a great tool to define your own improvement targets and track your sustainability progress.
Where is the Metrics section available?
The Metrics tab is available irrespective of your level of subscription, your company’s size or industry. You can access it on your EcoVadis platform, in My Performance.
What metrics can I report on and how?
You can report on core and sector-specific metrics. Core metrics (e.g. energy consumption, average hours of training per employee) are the same for all companies, while sector-specific metrics (e.g. percentage of recycled cullet, amount of fertilizer used) vary from company to company. You can find the full list of available metrics here.
If you are undergoing an EcoVadis assessment, we will ask you in your questionnaire to report on selected metrics. The values you provide in the questionnaire will automatically fill the respective metrics on your EcoVadis Ratings platform once you submit the questionnaire (you do not have to wait for the questionnaire to be analyzed and scorecard to be published).
On the EcoVadis platform, you can edit the values imported from the questionnaire or fill the empty metrics any time.
Can I add my own new metrics?
No, all metrics available on your EcoVadis Ratings platform have been identified as relevant to your company’s industry and size, and you cannot add your own new metrics, just fill or edit the available ones.
How is the reporting period (year) defined and for how many years can I provide metrics’ values?
The reporting period should correspond to a full calendar year or a fiscal year. You can report metrics for the past 5 years. As time progresses, the oldest year will no longer be visible.
How do I fill or edit metrics on EcoVadis platform?
Whenever you need help with filling the value, click on “How to calculate metrics?”, available at all times in your Metrics tab. In this Help Center article, you will find each metric’s definition, reporting scope and calculation method.
If a metric is empty, simply click on “Fill value”.
Then, select a year for which you would like to report the metric, select the unit, provide the value, and click “Save”.
To edit the existing value, click expand the given metric, and click “Edit”.
What is intensity?
Intensity allows you to track year-by-year progress and increases your company’s transparency among trading partners. Intensity shows how the given metric stands in relation to other performance indicators of your company, such as revenue or total production volume. For instance, how much energy is consumed per one manufactured product.
Intensity can be displayed by the following parameters:
- Revenue (in million EUR);
- Total input materials volume (in megaliters);
- Total input materials weight (in metric tons);
- Total production quantity (no. of units);
- Total production volume (in megaliters);
- Total production weight (in metric tons).
Important: These parameters are industry-specific, meaning that manufacturing companies are able to add only some or all of the above parameters, depending on their industry. Non-manufacturing companies, e.g. classified as office activities, can only provide their revenue, and cannot provide any data on input materials or production.
What can I do to see the metric’s progress chart?
The progress chart shows the metric’s intensity.
In order to see the chart for all years for which you reported a value, you also need to provide the intensity parameters for those years. To provide data on revenue, production or input materials, click “Edit intensity” in the top right corner of the Metrics page.
This data is not revealed to trading partners.
Are metrics visible to my trading partners?
Trading partners in your Network will see your metrics only if you publish them. You can make the decision to publish them:
- In the questionnaire, on the Check & Submit page; or
- On your EcoVadis Rating platform - simply click the “Publish” button in the right-hand corner of your Metrics tab.
You can unpublish and publish metrics again any time.
What exactly will my trading partners see if I publish metrics?
Your trading partners will see the metrics’ values and their intensity. However, they will not see additional parameters such as your company’s revenue, input materials volume, production weight, etc., used to display different types of intensity.
What if I shared my scorecard with a trading partner but they are not in my Network yet?
If your trading partner has access to your scorecard only, your metrics will not be visible to them. However, if you accept your trading partner’s invitation to share your complete sustainability profile, your metrics will be shared as well.
Can I see how my company compares with others?
We are currently in the process of collecting data to be able to provide you with a benchmark. Benchmark will allow your company to compare its performance to industry bests and other companies. We will make sure to inform you as soon as this functionality is available on your platform.
Can I fill or edit metrics after my scorecard has expired?
Yes, you can fill and edit metrics even if your scorecard is expired. However, you have to have an active subscription.