ACEA WITHIN THE WORKING GROUP SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK ITALIA

ACEA WITHIN THE WORKING GROUP SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK ITALIA 

The Unit for Qualification and Rating of Suppliers, within the Safety and Protection Function of Acea SpA, during 2013, pursued its participation – in synergy with the CSR and sustainability Unit – to the Working Group Sustainable Supply Chain, activated in the Global Compact Network Italia framework.

The Working group had the purpose of sharing and implementing a monitoring tool of sustainable performances carried out by the companies dealing with the supply chain of the Network members, identifying and implementing adequate means to support companies’ sustainable performances and boosting in suppliers the adoption of best practices, in terms of respect of human rights, labour rights, environmental responsibility and business ethics.

To this purpose, an evaluation questionnaire for suppliers has been defined and a specific portal has been implemented in order to allow the Network members to share the information collected. During the year 2014, the questionnaire will be submitted to a sample of suppliers.

Furthermore, in line with the UN Global Compact provisions, in accordance with the application boundary of the ten principles supported by the initiative, that involves, as far as possible, even the supply chain and in coherence with the upgrade of the international guidelines for reporting on sustainability (GRI-G4), in 2014 the Working Group will seek to integrate in the pre-qualification criteria, the supplier-related indicators, as required by the Guidelines.

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