Sustainable Purchasing

Among its commitments to a green economy, AGE has implemented a proactive policy of sustainable purchasing to limit its environmental impact. In this way, the company promotes corporate responsibility while encouraging innovation through the development of smart solutions.

Fostering long-term relationships built on trust with suppliers

In its purchasing decisions, AGE considers the social, ethical and environmental context in which goods and services are manufactured or supplied. Set up in 2018, a Group committee aims to outline and implement AGE’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, which is based on the following three main priorities.

  • Environmental and social performance assessment of suppliers
  • Green purchasing
  • Inclusive purchasing

Ethical purchasing

AGE implemented a procedure for assessing its suppliers on the basis of their environmental and social performance to learn more about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments and to identify key improvement areas. In this effort, AGE worked with an independent and reputed company to supplement its CSR expertise. The method for assessing suppliers is based on criteria from the following areas: Environment, Social, Business Ethics and Suppliers.

Green purchasing

In partnership with its suppliers, AGE works to identify efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its purchases by analysing the life cycle of products and services (manufacturing, transportation, use, maintenance, end of life, etc.).

For example, AGE compiled a list of green office equipment and is gradually replacing internal-combustion engine vehicles with electric vehicles.

Inclusive purchasing

In this area, our goal is to increase purchasing from suppliers that offer employment integration programs, or employ local workers or those with disabilities (Establishments and Services for Assistance through Work/Adapted Companies).

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