In recent years, purchasing has become a strategic role in the company.

The concept of responsible purchasing and sustainable development is spreading in many companies, both in the private sector and in the public sector, with a focus on cost optimisation, quality control and social and environmental risk management. CEPOVETT is striving towards a culture that is increasingly respectful of people in the workplace, more ecological and more supportive, including through its purchases.

2019 Results

  • 100%
  • Development of the FabLab programme in Morocco40%
  • SMETA audits of our suppliers 100%

Secure sourcing

The recent Covid-19 epidemic was a wake-up call to the textile industry, which has been penalised for using mainly Asian suppliers.

This health crisis underlines the need to diversify supply networks by favouring more local sources, especially in the Maghreb and Madagascar. To this end, the purchasing teams are re-balancing and securing their supplier portfolio, while taking CSR aspects into account. CEPOVETT relies on a supplier support programme called "FabLab CEPOVETT", based on a collaborative approach with its garment workshops. The aim of this approach is to identify, through a multi-year 360° CSR action plan, a certain number of good practices in terms of technical, economic, social and societal innovation.

  • Sebastien Marie, CEPOVETT Group

    "Our design studio has applied all of its expertise gained in the protective clothing sector in order to design, and validate with the DGA (French Directorate General of Armaments) and the IFTH (French Institute of Textiles and Clothing), a consumer range of 100% woven fabric masks: a high-performance technical solution that brings safety and comfort to users."

    Head of Technical Development & PPE
  • Marie-Pierre Triolier

    "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."

    Marie-Pierre TRIOLIER
    Project Manager
  • “We are proud to be able to share our ethical vision and inclusive production model, as an adapted business in Ukraine, with our customer, CEPOVETT Group. One of our strengths is our ability to develop and empower employees disabilities, while ensuring the sustained performance of our manufacturing workshops. This project means a lot to us and our customers.”

    Yuri Gorochak
    Manager of Siluet, Member of the Presidium of the Ukrainian General Council for the Deaf

Supplier Ethics Charter

implement the «recycled clothing» initiative at a client company

Development objectives


Deployment of digital social innovations

Develop the Fablab programme in Morocco

A healthier business

SMETA audits for our suppliers