Responsible purchasing

The Group's responsible purchasing policy is aimed at controlling and minimizing environmental, social and societal risks along its supply chain. 

It is built on two pillars, the Purchasers charter and the Suppliers charter and includes three phases:

  • risk-mapping;
  • assessment of suppliers to characterize risks;
  • construction of joint progress plans with suppliers.

This general framework is adapted by the operational teams according to trading and non-trading purchase specificities and integrates the strategy to develop long-term supplier partnerships.

Best practices in the area of responsible purchasing, as well as their dissemination through supplier networks, are an integral part of the Group's CSR approach.

Download the suppliers charter