EcoVadis and Leading Mobility & Vehicle Organizations Join Forces to Drive Decarbonization and Positive Impact Through The Accelerate Initiative

General Motors, John Deere, Stellantis and Tenneco Aim to Advance the Mobility and Vehicle Industry Toward a Socially, Economically & Environmentally Sustainable Future


Powered by the EcoVadis platform, Accelerate members share a common pool of EcoVadis scorecards and collaboration tools. Members can collaborate on, track, and improve sustainability performance with their suppliers in the EcoVadis Network, and leverage powerful data mining capabilities providing industry insights to guide strategy.

“By aligning on the top priorities for our industry – such as modern slavery and other important environmental and ethical risks – we send a strong, unified message to our supplier community, and give more coherent direction to allow focused improvement,” said Adrian Khouri, Executive Director, Corporate ESG at Tenneco.

Accelerate members seek to go beyond one-by-one disclosure to drive industry-wide change and make an impact at scale with their value chain partners in several ways, including:

  • Using a common ESG ratings process, with a broad 0-100 scale with benchmarks to give suppliers rich context on where they stand versus peers.
  • Identifying essential feedback to suppliers through detailed scorecards on where they are performing well, and what are the top priorities to improve.
  • Centralizing on one platform the sharing of scorecards, as well as learning tools and content aligned with those scorecards to guide improvements.

To achieve their goals, Accelerate uses EcoVadis’ proven sustainability ratings methodology, scorecards, and improvement platform. The EcoVadis Sector Initiative features are built as an antitrust-compliant network and allow for more efficient supplier onboarding, transparency, as well as collaboration and analytics. Together, these capabilities aim to deliver visibility across the mobility and vehicle sector’s supply chain sustainability performance and allow Accelerate members to more effectively implement changes on the top priorities of their industry. This results in a positive message towards their supplier community and a more coherent direction to enable targeted improvement. To realize this targeted improvement and meet the requirements of the mobility and vehicle sector, Accelerate member suppliers will have access to additional capacity-building and engagement activities, as well as tools and best practices.

“The Accelerate Initiative members recognize that collaboration is essential to scaling up positive impact on environmental, social and governance topics that are most important to the mobility and vehicle sector,” said Annette Quincy, Sector Initiatives Director at EcoVadis. “With over 90% of GHG emissions coming from supply chains, The Accelerate Initiative has taken strong steps to harmonize the tools suppliers use to address the most important sustainability challenges and start making a true impact on the planet.”

With over 3,300 rated suppliers across 150 categories and 55 countries, The Accelerate Initiative is off to a strong start to identify needs and share key sustainability data across the industry. The alliance is expecting new companies to join soon and welcomes other mobility and vehicle industry leaders to contact EcoVadis to learn more at:


EcoVadis is a purpose-led company whose mission is to provide the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert intelligence and evidence-based ratings to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. Its actionable scorecards, benchmarks, carbon action tools, and insights guide an improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices across 200 industry categories and 175 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH, Bridgestone, BASF and JPMorgan are among the 100,000 businesses that collaborate with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide.


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Annette Quincy, Sector Initiatives Director



Annette Quincy, Sector Initiatives Director

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