Category Partnerships

CSR Award Partner

EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. The platform delivers simple and reliable scorecards to monitor supplier practices covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators in four themes: Environment, labor/human rights, ethics and supply chain. In addition to mutualized scorecard sharing, up to 90% onboarding rate and over 80% cost savings, EcoVadis scorecards are 100% actionable and can be integrated with procurement software via API. Over 120 industry leaders such as Verizon, Merck, Nestle, ING Bank, Heineken and Nokia use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 20,000 trading partners.

The GEP Procurement Team Award Partner

GEP helps global enterprises operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value. Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people – this is how GEP creates and delivers unified business solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. With 14 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, GEP – based in Clark, NJ – helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn about our comprehensive range of strategic and managed services, please visit

For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit

The h&z Transformation Award Partner

h&z Management Consulting stands for consulting with head, heart, and hand. Together with our clients, we develop individual concepts worldwide and implement them together. h&z is one of the leading business consultancies for excellence and transformation, focusing on the areas of Procurement & Supply Chain, Technology & Innovation, Sales & Service, as well as Strategy & Business Optimization. Additionally, the h&z Business Academy develops qualification programs and offers concrete training courses for client employees. International corporations and renowned mid-sized companies have been among h&z’s clients for more than 20 years. h&z is a member of the Transformation Alliance – an association of independent European strategy and management consultancies with over 600 consultants and 19 offices worldwide.

The ConnXus Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award

ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a CPUC-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities.

The Smart Cube Procurement Leader Award Partner

The Smart Cube is a global provider of research and analytics solutions, primarily serving the CPG, financial services, retail, life sciences, energy and industrials sectors. Addressing the needs of businesses in the intelligence age, our customised solutions provide a truly connected approach, delivered by talented minds and strengthened by Amplifi, our organisational intelligence platform, rich with knowledge, cutting edge tools and advanced analytics. We work with a third of companies in the Fortune 100, helping them make smarter decisions, accelerate value and gain a competitive edge.

Innovation Award Partner

Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform. Recognized as a Leader by Gartner, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is leveraged by over 250 leading companies across the globe to manage over $500 Billion in direct and indirect spend. The platform’s combination of ease-of-use, depth, breadth and flexibility ensures high employee and supplier adoption, rapid time to value and the ability to meet unique or evolving requirements, evidenced by the industry’s leading 98%+ retention rate. Realize the possibilities at Follow us at @Ivalua

Risk Management Award

IntegrityNext – the Supplier Compliance Platform allowing companies to instantly screen and continuously monitor all their suppliers regarding conformity with the relevant regulatory and sustainability standards.

The IntegrityNext platform automatically obtains the required self-assessments and certificates from the suppliers and monitors social media scanning over 100 million messages per day for possible compliance violations and reputational risk. Green, yellow and red lights indicate which suppliers are compliant and which need attention.

– Ensure a compliant and sustainable supply base
– Gain competitive advantage by fulfilling your Duty of Care
– Mitigate brand damage and reputational risk
– Avoid regulatory risk and penalties

Among others, IntegrityNext covers Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Labor, Health & Safety, Diversity, Supply Chain Security, Data Protection, Cyber Security, Sanction List-Checks, Business Continuity, as well as Quality Compliance.

10K+ companies in over 120 countries use IntegrityNext – become a part of the network and achieve compliance quickly!

Cross Functional Collaboration Award Partner

Coupa Software enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service. More than 500 customers doing business in over 100 countries use Coupa to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides an organic suite of true cloud applications including accounts payable, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, allowing customers to realize a return on investment that starts within a few months and grows continually. Learn more at Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Align with excellence

become an Awards partner

Becoming a partner of the World Procurement Awards ensures that your name is front and centre with the 1,000+ procurement leaders celebrating procurement excellence in the last year.

Plus, there are three industry supplier categories which you can enter yourselves, so get your entry started today!

Partnership opportunities include:

Category Partnership

Align your brand with excellence, including presenting your category winner with their trophy on the night!

Headline Partnership

The ultimate opportunity to align your brand with procurement excellence. Have your logo appear on all Awards branding, plus partner with the Procurement Excellence category.

Drinks Reception Partnership

Gain fantastic brand exposure by providing all attendees with the best start and/or finish to the evening possible.