Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing

“One of our objectives is to better understand the social and environmental performance of our large and complex supply chain, and to collaborate with suppliers to improve its health and sustainability.” – Cathy Muse, Chief Procurement Officer, Fairfax County

Welcome to the Fairfax County information and registration page! Diversity, fair labor practices, ethics and environmental sustainability are fundamental values to us and it is important that these values be shared by our suppliers as well. As we embark on a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, we are counting on you, our key business partners, to join us in this endeavor.

Please see below additional information that will help you better understand the value of participating in this program. We look forward to working with you toward a more sustainable future!


Our Sustainability Goals

Cathy Muse
Chief Procurement Officer
Fairfax County

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The Sustainability Assessment by EcoVadis

We understand you may have questions pertaining to:

  • Why does sustainability matter?
  • Why does this concern me?
  • What exactly am I supposed to do and when?

This 5 minute video covers these questions and all you need to know about the EcoVadis process.

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Useful Tips from Assessed Companies by Company Size


(companies less than 100 employees)

For small and very small companies which may not have a sustainability program, here are some good examples of successful assessments and best practices to adopt.

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(companies with several hundred or more employees)

For medium sized companies, learn from these testimonials about what works well and what doesn’t work as it pertains to organizing your EcoVadis assessment internally.

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(companies with several thousand employees)

For large and global companies with a Sustainability or CSR department, you are most likely well prepared for your EcoVadis assessment. However, because specific information may be distributed throughout your organization, you may still find some useful tips on how to engage your colleagues.

Procurement Organizations Worldwide Trust EcoVadis

Companies worldwide utilize their EcoVadis Scorecard as a competitive differentiator and unique selling proposition to highlight their commitment to sustainability. These testimonials feature other organizations utilizing EcoVadis to monitor and improve their trading partners’ sustainability and CSR practices.


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