The Sourcing Team are delighted that following their recent evaluation they have been awarded a gold recognition level by EcoVadis. EcoVadis aims at improving the environmental and social practices of companies by leveraging the influence of global supply chains. EcoVadis operates the 1st collaborative platform enabling companies to monitor the sustainability performance of their suppliers, across 150 sectors and 99 countries. The EcoVadis reliable ratings and easy to use monitoring tools allow companies to manage risks and drive eco-innovations in their global supply chains.

This excellent result by The Sourcing Team includes them among the top 5% performers evaluated by EcoVadis.

Sharon Childs is the FD & Head of Sustainability at The Sourcing Team. Her role is to keep a tight rein on the purse strings, whilst also being the company’s sustainability champion. Heading up the ‘Green Team’, she makes sure sustainability is at the heart of everything that is done, whilst supporting global supply partners with ethical compliance. On achieving the award Sharon said; “Achieving Gold recognition level is a great achievement to improve innovation and risk management through our supply chain”.

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Gill Thorpe, CEO at The Sourcing Team, is an expert in the purchasing and supply chain. She has over 25 years’ experience, and her in depth knowledge of the industry and agency background gives her a unique insight. Qualified in purchasing and supply chain management, she also sits on the CIPS Fellows Committee, is a past Chair and President of the British Promotional Merchandise Association and was made a lifetime Fellow for contribution to the industry.

Never one to stand still, Gill has also led her company to a rating in the ‘procurement world’s’ CIPS Sustainability Index, and they have been showcased on the Sedex Platform, where a feature article describes how The Sourcing Team ues SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) to drive supply chain sustainability. Read the article here: