EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement
Leadership Awards 2023: Amplifying
Your Success

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The EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards celebrate excellence and recognize the outstanding performance of companies in their relationship with trading partners around the globe.

Take stock of your achievements this year and celebrate your team’s hard work by nominating your sustainable procurement program for the Awards 2023. The Awards will be presented on March 13-14, 2023 during our esteemed Sustain annual conference.

The deadline for the Best Value Chain Engagement Award has been extended by two weeks! Submit your nomination by Friday 25 November, 2022.

Top Reasons to Nominate Your Program

Enhance your brand affinity with customers and investors

Inspire peers in the global supply chain community to go the extra mile

Promote your individual, team and company achievements

Share your sustainability success story beyond the awards

Boost your employee engagement, morale, loyalty, and employer brand for recruiting


Our three award categories cover key aspects of implementing a successful sustainability initiative with your trading partners globally. We’re confident that you’ve mastered one or more of these key aspects within your initiative. Get ready to be recognized!

Outstanding Program Leadership

Recognizes one individual with outstanding contribution to driving a sustainable procurement initiative forward within their company.

This award is nominated and selected by the EcoVadis team based on sustainable procurement program results and demonstrated excellence in program strategy and execution.

Best Value Chain Engagement

Acknowledges excellence in engaging trading partners in sustainability initiatives and honors best-in-class examples of driving internal engagement to roll out global sustainable procurement programs.

This award will be selected by the independent jury panel and given out in two categories, considering factors such as reach, size and maturity.

Nominate your program for consideration by filling out the form linked below.

Best Portfolio Performance Improvement

Recognizes companies demonstrating the highest percentage of rated companies improving their sustainability performance.

This award is granted based on EcoVadis data.

Meet the Jury

Brigitte Monsou Tantawi
Brigitte Monsou Tantawy Former Director of Sustainable Value Chain, WBCSD

Dr. Monsou Tantawy is Vice President of Oxfam France, where she’s in charge of international relations and General secretary of Oikocredit France. She previously worked as director with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, vice president of Operational Efficiency for Unilever, following a career with Danone and Nabisco. Dr. Tantawy was EFQM Lead Assessor and Chairman of the EFQM Executive Committee.

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Brigitte Monsou Tantawi
Divya Demato CEO & Co-founder, GoodOps

Divya is the CEO & Co-Founder of GoodOps, a sustainability strategy and operations consultancy that partners with high growth startups and global enterprises to architect, accelerate, and scale responsible businesses.

Divya brings 20 years of experience as a leader, strategist, operator, entrepreneur, speaker, and advisor for internationally recognized startups and leading multinationals. She has driven innovative strategy and supply chain solutions for companies at various stages of growth, including Walmart, Danone, VF Corp, Martin Brower/McDonald’s, Madison Reed, One Kings Lane, Westwing/Rocket Internet, ABLE, and Pricesmart. Divya was named one of the Top 100 Women in Supply Chain globally by Supply Chain Digital, Top 10 Women in Procurement by Procurement Magazine, and was also a winner of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Women in Supply Chain Award.

As CEO of GoodOps, Divya brings a rigorous, dynamic, and collaborative approach in assessing complex value chains to identify unique opportunities that meaningfully address environmental and social impact goals. Consulting services include sustainability and innovation strategy, operational audits & analysis, industry benchmarking, and pilot development. In addition to client engagements, GoodOps produces custom content capturing the most recent trends, case studies, and technology in the space. GoodOps works across several key industries, including fashion, food, CPG, and transportation. GoodOps’ leadership has been recognized in Forbes, Business Insider, Sourcing Journal, Digital Trends Live, and Fast Company.

Divya is an Advisor to APCO, Rethink Food VC, and Radiant Ventures; a Mentor for Unreasonable Group; and is Chairwoman Emeritus for Nexus Global. Divya has spoken at industry leading supply chain and sustainability events such as Wabash Ignite, EcoVadis SUSTAIN, EcoVadis Asia Pacific B2B Sustainability Forum, Alcott Global’s Makers & Movers Summit, Rutger’s Business School, Global Sources Sustainable Sourcing, Ardent Partners CPO Rising, Techstars, Home Delivery World, Automated Vehicles Symposium, FASHINNOVATION, The NY Supply Chain Meetup, and Nexus Global. Divya is also fluent in Spanish.

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Sarah O'Brien CEO, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Sarah O’Brien is CEO of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), a nonprofit organization that leads a global community of 175 procurement, supplier, advocacy, and research organizations dedicated to building a sustainable world through the power of procurement. SPLC’s public sector and corporate procurement and sourcing members represent over $800 Billion in annual purchasing power.

Ms O’Brien is a recognized expert on sustainable procurement, and environmentally and socially sustainable electronics. Prior to joining SPLC she was Founding Director of the multi-stakeholder Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN), where leading IT brands, NGOs, and suppliers collaborated to eliminate worker exposure to toxic chemicals in electronics production. For a decade previously, Ms O’Brien led global stakeholder engagement with the EPEAT IT hardware sustainability rating tool (which she contributed to developing through a US EPA-sponsored stakeholder process) for the Green Electronics Council.

Earlier, Ms. O’Brien developed and led the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program of the US nonprofit Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (now Practice Greenhealth), and served as a Senior Outreach Associate for nonprofit INFORM, assisting states and cities across the US to reduce procurement of products containing mercury and other persistent toxics. Prior to entering the field of sustainable procurement, she worked as a state and regional legislative advocate and community organizer for the National Wildlife Federation and Vermont Public Interest Research Group, with a focus on toxics elimination, pesticide regulation, power plant pollution controls and other environmental health issues.

Ms O’Brien holds a BA from Yale University and an MA in anthropology from Temple University. She divides her time between Portland, OR and rural Vermont.

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Last Year’s Award Winners

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Best Portfolio Performance Improvement

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2022 Highlights

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