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The CIPS Sustainability Index is to cease trading

Monday, April 22, 2019

Official statement

As of 30 June 2019, PRGX will be discontinuing the CIPS Sustainability Index, meaning the platform will no longer be available to clients and suppliers from this date. To provide further guidance and support for any of your sustainability tracking requirements, we can signpost you to an alternative solution provided by EcoVadis. They provide a similar tracking tool with a supplier network of over 60k suppliers and over 300 clients. EcoVadis are aware of the discontinuation of CIPS Sustainability Index and will be happy to discuss alternative options with you.




How do I contact EcoVadis and will PRGX help?

By engaging with EcoVadis as an alternative solution for our clients moving forward, we hope the impact will be minimal. More information can be obtained by contacting Lazar Armianov (Email: larmianov@ecovadis.com). We will also happily facilitate a handover and transition between your service with PRGX and EcoVadis.

How do I download my data?

For suppliers, login to the Index and click on the ‘promotional pack’ on the home page, this will direct you to the ‘Share Your Rating’ screen, where all the downloads are available.

For buyers who want aggregate rating reports, login to the Index, click on the ‘Reports’ menu and select reports under ‘Benchmarking’

For buyers who want individual supplier reports, login to the Index, click on ‘Search’ and select a supplier. Once on a supplier profile, click on ‘Actions’ and the download options are displayed

Both suppliers and buyers have until the 30th June 2019 to download any reports and documents from the platform.

A visual guide of these steps is available from the PRGX support team at support@cips-si.com

What data can I download?

Suppliers can access their published deliverables including the following: CSI Rated Certificate and CSI Rated Logo (both valid for a year), Supplier Scorecard and Theme Report showing performance in defined categories along with advice as to how to improve. The questions and answers used in the last submission can also be exported.

Buyers have access to individual supplier profiles including scorecard and theme reports described above. Buyers can also run summary reports.

What happens to my data after June 30th?

As of 30 June 2019, decommissioning of the CIPS Sustainability Index platform, including the marketing website and portal, will begin and it will no longer be available to users

On 30 September 2019, the platform code and database will be securely archived

No later than 31 December 2019, PRGX will delete and/or destroy archived data

If a supplier requests that their data be deleted prior to 31 December 2019, please immediately inform PRGX customer support PRGX at support@cips-si.com

Will the supplier receive refunds?

Refunds will be provided to suppliers that have paid for but not received a published rating.