ETHICAL SOURCING


In our ethical sourcing policy, we commit to:

  • expecting responsible behaviour, as well as quality and value.
  • working with suppliers to make improvements, where their practices fall short of our expectations.
  • withdrawing from contracts where improvement is impossible.
  • respecting suppliers’ confidential information and running fair selection processes.
  • making payments in accordance with our contractual commitments.

Under the ethical, social and environmental criteria, suppliers are assessed, among other things, on:

  • compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • use of energy and other natural resources.
  • respect for confidentiality.
  • whether they have a civic and responsible attitude.
  • whether they have principles for action defining their commitments and priorities.
  • whether they have an environment policy.

These assessments are reviewed jointly with our suppliers and lead to an improvement plan being drawn up if necessary.