POLICY COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING
SUPPORTING OUR SUPPLIERS & BUYING RESPONSIBLY
COMMITMENT N°9 - HUMAN RIGHTS
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.
Regenerated fibre, tomorrow's material
As part of its recycling programme initiated in 2015, CEPOVETT made the recycling and reuse of end-of-life workwear its key issue.
To give these clothes a new lease of life, the company uses innovative materials that produce 100% circular fabric, made from post-consumer recycled polyester and cotton. This is the case for instance with medical jackets which, when mixed with recycled polyester, will produce a 100% regenerated fibre after reprocessing. The materials extracted from post consumer clothing are shredded and mixed with this fibre that comprises one third recycled cotton, one third recycled polyester from textile and one third recycled polyester from plastic bottles. Thanks to this groundbreaking solution, CEPOVETT recycles end-of-life clothing and spares virgin material and natural resources used by the textile industry.
"We chose EcoVadis because we felt we should work with experts and we didn't have in-house resources. EcoVadis enabled us to have a procedure, a supplier network and a structured method for assessing suppliers. It fits our needs perfectly and I think it can meet the needs of many businesses."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
OUR CSR ACTIONS
COMMITMENTS & PROJECTS
- 4 May 2022
- 12 May 2021
- 24 May 2019
A CSR POLICY
THAT SERVES OUR COMPANY'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE
For many years, CEPOVETT Group has placed sustainable development at the heart of its business strategy, operational processes and systems, underlining a commitment to socially and economically responsible occupational clothing.
Supplier Ethics Charter
implement the «recycled clothing» initiative at a client company
Deployment of digital social innovations
Develop the Fablab programme in Morocco
A healthier business
SMETA audits for our suppliers