Promoting our responsible purchasing policy
For Orange, sustainable cooperation between a company and its suppliers represents a shared enabler of performance. An exemplary relationship like this requires mutual trust:
- compliance with the principles and rights expected by their customer;
- helping suppliers and sub-contractors to define and implement responsible best practices.
We have put our Group's impact on local economies at the heart of our purchasing policy, in particular helping our SME partners develop in the best possible conditions.
We place particular emphasis on assessing and monitoring our suppliers' and sub-contractors' CSR commitments, by verifying compliance with our requirements in the field:
- Supplier Code of Conduct;
- contractual CSR clauses;
- implementation of corrective action plans
Our suppliers are regularly assessed on CSR issues. These assessments can be carried out by Orange with the help of specialist partners, such as Ecovadis, or by collaborative and sectoral structures such as the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC).