ELEVATE was formed by founders of mission-driven companies who shared a passion for innovation and impact.

ELEVATE is the industry leader in sustainability and supply chain services globally. We design, build and manage data driven sustainability linked programs with assessment, advisory, program management and analytics that drive positive impact.

Our purpose drives our passion and our excellence.

We believe in sustainable, balanced and inclusive economic growth. We believe in an economic model that collectively activates business and other stakeholders to improve people’s lives and preserve the planet. This requires a commitment to transparency, visibility and the thoughtful management of risk and performance. It requires a commitment to business driven sustainability.

To achieve this purpose: We engage, we innovate, we inspire, we ELEVATE.

Uniquely positioned

ELEVATE holds a unique place in the industry.

We are the only independent sustainability and supply chain services provider with global reach, local expertise, a beyond audit assessment and improvement model coupled with sustainability expertise, and unique insights from our quality data.

We are also the single biggest dedicated business risk and sustainability solutions provider. In terms of audits performed annually, we are the fourth biggest company overall. We conduct over 18,000 assessments and audits per year with the geographic reach to over 100 countries.

It’s not only about performing audits to high standards of quality and integrity. As industry leaders of the beyond audit model, we institute processes before audits, during facility visits, and after audits that deliver scalable and sustainable improvements for businesses and workers.

Our business-minded perspective and relentless focus on transparency, innovation, sustainability and measurable impact in the full value chain delivers lasting positive change for companies, brands and retailers, suppliers, factories and workers.

In addition, we own unique and robust data that support our ability to deliver customer benchmarking and segmentation to drive program effectiveness.

This positioning gives ELEVATE unique insights and the opportunity to shape the industry’s development. We are truly the only service provider that can develop solutions around customer need.

Our People

Our people make the difference and set us apart from others in the industry.

Ian Spaulding

Ian Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer, ELEVATE

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About ELEVATE - Our People - Dr Kevin Franklin

Dr. Kevin Franklin

Chief Operating Officer, Advisory | Chief Product Officer, ELEVATE

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Catherine Hui

Catherine Hui

Chief Financial Officer, ELEVATE

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About ELEVATE - Our People - Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Chief Customer Officer, ELEVATE

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About ELEVATE - Our People - Rohit Kamat

Rohit Kamat

Chief Operating Officer, Assessments | Chief Information Officer, ELEVATE

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About ELEVATE - Our People - Heather Canon (Franzese)

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Vice President, Capacity Building, ELEVATE

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About ELEVATE - Our People - Sherrie Esposito

Sherrie Esposito

Vice President, Americas and EMEA Operations, ELEVATE

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About ELEVATE - Our People - Davis Guan

Davis Guan

Vice President, North Asia Operations, ELEVATE

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News & Media

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Detecting child and forced labor in today’s global, complex supply chains is a daunting challenge. The complexity, fragmentation and fluidity of most company’s supply chains limit visibility to the raw materials used in their products. Risks of exploitative labor practices, including child and forced labor, increase at the raw material level, such as farming and mining, and are typically excluded

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ELEVATE is excited to announce that we have been accredited by the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS)

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Aid by Trade Foundation announced ELEVATE as the independent verifying body to The Good Cashmere Standard®

Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) issues the world’s first certificate for sustainable cashmere following the successful

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