Major French groups have a legal obligation to require a duty of care plan in terms of their purchases and the suppliers they choose to work with. That's why CEPOVETT Group audits 100% of its production sites. The company has chosen the SMETA-SEDEX frame of reference and conducted initial and follow-up audits. Factories are now required to make progress on many social, management and employee health issues.
This voluntary system has the advantage of bringing together internal teams - design offices, purchasing and compliance departments, CSR and stakeholders. The implementation of a trusted third party ensures maximum safety and continuous improvement of CEPOVETT Group's workshops. Beyond risk management, this approach to overall performance is part of an innovation making it possible to push progress further and share best practices between customers and suppliers.
"Responsible purchasing is becoming a prerequisite in the way we buy, both to reduce risks and to meet the ethical requirements of our key account customers who are concerned by the duty of care law. The opportunity to progress hand in hand with our internal teams, purchasing, HSQE, operations, CSR and our production workshops."