A responsible supply chain

    Spac purchases account for over half the organisation’s turnover. What we do in response to CSR issues has to extend across the external resources with which we work - including suppliers, sub-contractors, products, and services. To that end, Spac has put together a responsible supply chain anchored around sustainable performance with its suppliers and sub-contractors.

    Training buyers, and ensuring they are responsible

    The aim is to turn buyers into key players at the level of process, and at the level of ‘sustainable’ purchasing of goods and services. To that end, we raise awareness and train them in responsible purchasing as well as in CSR services and goods, and what the company’s CSR duties are – starting out with the duty to be vigilant. 

    Putting together a CSR Purchasing action plan linked to tasks

    Eight key themes were identified based on Spac’s CSR impact and strategic drive: these are related to the decarbonisation of purchases and also to the circular, social and community economy. They also take into account other environmental, societal and social aspects.
    The goal? It’s to identify synergies and implement action plans for the business activities in order to integrate CSR requirements and criteria into specifications, calls for tender, and contract clauses.

    Having confidence in the CSR commitment of suppliers and sub-contractors

    A CSR risk cartography set out by purchasing family and by geographic zone has been formalised at Spac level.
    This central tool is rolled out in each country and is translated into action plans, among them the supplier and sub-contractor CSR charter and also CSR evaluation questionnaires, and external audits.

    Having confidence in the compliance by suppliers and sub-contractors of Spac CSR commitments

    The flipside of that is that Spac also takes into account commitments in respect of its suppliers and sub-contractors via its CSR Purchasing commitment: guaranteeing equal treatment, sticking to payment timeframes so that suppliers are not destabilised, and ensuring that there is no economic dependence situation so that the supplier is not vulnerable.