Responsible Procurement | Bureau Veritas
Make your commitment to responsible procurement more transparent
Your social responsibility extends far beyond your own actions and the boundaries of your business premises. Your company is increasingly encouraged to demonstrate a responsible approach to your supply chain in addition to the traditional "customer-supplier" relationship.
Bureau Veritas Certification can help your company build trust and increase the transparency of your supply chain in terms of its social and environmental impact through a portfolio of tailored services.
ENSURE THE RELIABILITY OF YOUR SUPPLIERS WITH OUR CUSTOMIZED AUDITS
Bureau Veritas Certification conducts customized supplier audits and assessments based on your own sustainability code of conduct.
Our audit provides your company with a "general compliance snapshot" that you can use to manage your supply chain and to look closely at those suppliers that require certification to publicly available standards.
Close monitoring of your suppliers reduces risk and ensures the reliability of your products or services. This is reflected in an improved brand image and greater customer satisfaction and loyalty.
With over 100,000 certified companies in 100 countries, Bureau Veritas Certification is considered the world leader in the industry.
Bureau Veritas Certification has been a member of the ISO 22000 committee from the very beginning, and we were the first international certification body in the world to receive ISO 22000 accreditation from DANAK and are also recognized by UKAS/UK.
Bureau Veritas Certification offers the essential advantage of integrated certification of all known standards. In combination with the multiple qualifications of the auditors, not only your expenses but also your contact persons in our company can be reduced.
Bureau Veritas is represented in over 140 countries. This global presence enables us to offer our clients the advantage of international know-how combined with in-depth local knowledge (such as language, culture, laws, customs clearance, etc.). Thus we guarantee the highest quality for our audits.
ENSURE YOUR COMPLIANCE THROUGH THE RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION OF A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
EICC (ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY CITIZENSHIP COALITION) CERTIFICATION
The EICC was established in 2004 to promote a uniform code of conduct for the electronics and information and communications industries (ICT). The EICC Code of Conduct sets standards to ensure
- the working conditions in the supply chain of the electronics industry are safe
- employees are treated with respect and dignity
- manufacturing processes are environmentally compatible
An EICC audit carried out by our experts can help you strengthen your market position and win new customers in international tenders of leading electronics companies.
AIM Progress - SMETA
Major consumer goods manufacturers, united in a global forum called AIM Progress, with the aim of promoting responsible procurement within the supply chain.
Their aim is to increase efficiency in supplier evaluation and reduce duplication of evaluation.
Suppliers are encouraged:
- to provide their evaluation reports directly to companies on request
- Upload these reports via the Supplier Ethical Date Exchange (Sedex) platform
LBMA (LONDON BULLION MARKET ASSOCIATION, OVER-THE-COUNTER TRADING OF GOLD AND SILVER BARS) - RESPONSIBLE GOLD GUIDANCE - GUIDELINE FOR RESPONSIBLE GOLD TRADING
Some strong initiatives have been taken to monitor the risk of financing conflicts through the procurement of minerals and metals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) from crisis areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As one of them, LBMA has published both the “LBMA Responsible Golf Programme” based on anti-money laundering guidelines and the five-point framework for risk-based due diligence of the “OECD Due Dilligence Guide”.
Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the first certification bodies to be recommended to monitor the LBMA Responsible Gold Trading Policy.
THE “CHAIN OF CUSTODY” OF THE RESPONSIBLE JEWELRY COUNCIL
In March 2012, the Responsible Jewelry Council, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to restoring customer confidence in the jewelry industry, launched its Chain of Custody standard, as well as evidence relating to the supply chain of precious metals.
Bureau Veritas Certification is an accredited conformity assessment company for the RJC.
The RJC defines responsible procurement as:
- Freedom from conflict as a minimum requirement
- Responsible production at every step of the supply chain
OUR SERVICES ON THE TOPIC OF SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental protection and social responsibility are becoming more and more important in the competitive environment and have now reached a similar level of importance as quality and price in the marketing of products and services. There is a wide range of implementation options and evidence for a responsible approach to social, ethical and environmental issues.
Bureau Veritas is your partner for more security and quality on the subject Sustainability.