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Ellisphere is a major player in the market for the provision of economic, financial and legal information about companies from all over the world. The company has more than 100 years of experience behind it in collecting, analysing and distributing highly specialised information.

 

Ellisphere is an innovative company, firmly anchored in the digital age. It has a team of more than 300 staff, distributed across six main centres of excellence, whose job is to develop 100% digital solutions which offer online information about almost 165 million companies in more than 230 countries and territories.

 

Who are we targeting?

  • Companies: Small businesses, medium-sized companies or large enterprises in either the private or public sector
  • Financial operators: banks, insurance companies, institutional or private investors
  • Positions: managing directors, finance directors, credit managers, purchasing managers, marketing or sales directors, compliance managers

 

To tackle which challenges?

  • Winning new reliable customers: increase its turnover
  • Keeping its financing risks in check: improving the profitability and performance of its company (customer and supplier risks), ensuring the security of its investment projects
  • Complying with legal and regulatory obligations: meeting a good governance requirement aimed at tackling money laundering, the financing of terrorism, corruption and fraud

 

Ellisphere is also a committed company. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2012, it undertakes to support and fully apply the 10 basic principles in keeping with its operational practices. In 2018, it managed to achieve a score of 70 points out of 100 from EcoVadis for its level of performance in terms of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) management (compared with an average of 51 points for European SMEs).

 

Ellisphere is currently owned by Andera Partners, Tikehau Capital et Bpifrance.

As a founding member of FIGEC – French National Federation for Company Information, Debt Management and Civil Investigation, FEBIS (Federation of business information services) and the international information network BIGnet Alliance, Ellisphere is also an active member of the following leading organisations:

  • GFII – French Information Industry Group
  • AFDCC – French Association of Credit Managers
  • DFCG – French National Association of Finance and Management Control Directors
  • SNCD – French National Association of Direct Communication
  • CPRC – French Club for Customer Relations Professionals
  • CRIP – French Club for Infrastructure and Production (IT) Managers
  • CNA – French National Purchasing Council

Transparency Charter


Through the Ellisphere Transparency Charter, we undertake to give you our assessment of your company, free of charge and whenever you ask us to do so. In accordance with the code of conduct underlying our scoring system, we will analyse any new legal and official information (accounts, status of privileges, etc.) which you would like to send us.

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As a member of the UN Global Compact, Ellisphere shows its ambition by taking into account when operating its business the 10 universal principles of the Compact concerning human rights, labour standards and the environment, as well as in tackling corruption in the spirit of responsible, sustainable development.

 

In 2019 Ellisphere publishes its gender equality index. This index comprises five criteria:

  • gender pay gap;
  • gap in annual increases;
  • gap in promotions;
  • increases on return from maternity leave;
  • presence of women among the most senior executives in the company.

 

The policy pursued during these last years in favour of gender equality means that Ellisphere is given a positive index with a score of 79 out of 100 in respect of the requirements of the law.

 

Generally speaking, based on its areas of business, Ellisphere contributes to the sustainable development of the real economy and to that of its customers or partners, by relying on two key values: transparency and trust. Ellisphere undertakes, by using a Transparency Charter (see above), to explain to all companies which want to know, whether customers or not, how their score is worked out.

With regard to its suppliers, Ellisphere abides by the principles of the Responsible Supplier Relations Charter drawn up by the CNA and the government agency Médiateur des entreprises. Ellisphere has created its own Responsible Purchasing Charter, thereby clarifying reciprocal expectations and commitments with its supplier partners.

 

Ellisphere also develops actions promoting diversity, especially relating to gender equality and employment opportunities for young people, the elderly and disabled persons. It mitigates the environmental impact of its activities through its various policies relating to travel, ensuring the most efficient use of its equipment or sorting its office waste… The company is a signatory of the Diversity Charter (Companies for the City).

 

At sector level, Ellisphere supports the initiative promoted by the French National Association of Direct Communication (SNCD), ranging from data to logistics, by adhering to the principles of its Charter for responsible development.

 

Finally, Ellisphere regularly has its CSR performance evaluated by EcoVadis, in terms of its policy relating to social matters, the environment, purchasing and business ethics. In 2018 it achieved a score of 70 points out of 100, compared with an average score of 51 for companies in Europe (small businesses and medium-sized companies). The EcoVadis platform has ISO 27001 certification (IT systems management).

 

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