With almost €6 billion of expenditure and 85 000 suppliers, purchasing is becoming an increasingly important strategic lever for SUEZ environnement Group.
Purchasing Department manages suppliers relations by adopting a governance stance with the following strategic goal:
- contributing to the Group’s operational performance,
- setting the standard for the generation of synergies in the Group,
- acting as an ambassador for the Group’s values and Corporate Social Responsibility commitments to suppliers.
The ethics of supplier relations
Group Purchasing commits to demonstrate equity, transparency and impartiality in its relations with suppliers, in accordance with the regulations in force and the rules and principles in its charter of ethics.
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Societal and environmental responsibility
By signing the United Nations Global Compact, the Group has committed to respect its principles in the realms of human rights, working and environmental standards and the fight against corruption.
In July 2014, the Group was awarded the Diversity label and contributes to the development of sheltered work and employment of the disabled through its purchasing policy.
For more information, refer to the Sustainable development report on responsible performance.