ESG | Ecovadis

Ecovadis Assessment Information Sheet

Ecovadis is an organization operating worldwide, which carries out ESG assessments in 150 countries; 50.000+ companies have been assessed. Their aim is to make ESG performance measurable, increase transparency and stimulate improvement. More information can be found at: Select ‘about’ in the horizontal bar, and then the topic of your choice.

The selection and weight of the assessment questions is based on:
• Buyer/supplier role -> XD Connects has a supplier role
• Category -> XD Connects is part of the category ‘Wholesaler of other household goods’
• Size -> XD Connects’ size is based on the number of employees and turnover
• Location -> XD Connects’ main office is in The Netherlands, the assessment includes our Printmasters decoration facility and our office in Shanghai.

The four main subjects (plus some examples) of the assessment are:
• Environment (e.g. CO2 emissions, product safety, waste handling, recycling)
• Labour & Human Rights (e.g. personnel health & safety)
• Ethics (e.g. policies corruption/fraud, responsible marketing, recall procedures, ethical sourcing)
• Sustainable Sourcing (e.g. supplier audits, policy on sustainable products)

Depending on the points scored in the total assessment there are several levels which can be reached: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Xindao has the GOLD rating for 2018 and 2019, and PLATINUM in 2020. 

Why Ecovadis:
• It has a wide scope
• It gives importance to documentation
• It gives importance to actions
• It gives importance to reporting and accountability
• It encourages to set goals
• It measures third party certification/audit (BSCI, ISO, Sedex etc.) within the assessment.
• It values individual company initiatives in the ESG field

XD Connects has a tradition in ESG, going back to 2008. For us the Ecovadis assessment and result is an important indicator as to where we stand and how we can move forward.

For more information or questions, you can contact our ESG department via