The Group’s focus on its procurement policies and the use of the “TenP Paper plaform”.
“TenP Paper” Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform
Sofidel is a “Promoting Founder” member of the “Global Compact Network Italy Foundation” (GCNI Foundation), and in 2014 the Group joined as a “Corporate Founder” the “TenP – Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform”, created and promoted by the GCNI Foundation. In 2021, Sofidel integrated the self-assessment platform, renamed “TenP Paper”, in SAP Ariba.
The goal is to assess the sustainability performance of supplier companies, with the aim of identifying common challenges and solutions to improve sustainability within the Group’s supply chain.
The platform was built with reference to a set of core values identified by the so-called Ten Principles of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and taking into consideration the most relevant international standards and conventions on corporate sustainability.
Also based on the “TenP Paper” platform is the “Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award” (3SAward), established in 2016 to offer recognition and visibility to its most sustainable suppliers and support to those who are working to improve their performance in terms of sustainability. For more information on the Sofidel Group’s supply chain as well as its commitment to sustainable procurement, please visit this website.
UNI ISO 20400 declaration of conformity for sustainable procurement
Sofidel has obtained a declaration of conformity with the international UNI ISO 20400:2017 standard on sustainable procurement. Sofidel is one of the first Italian companies to meet the requirements of the standard, which is designed to make supply chains more sustainable and increase quality through the implementation of suitable procurement policies.
The declaration of conformity with UNI ISO 20400 represents an independent certification that legislative guidelines are being applied correctly and enables Sofidel to reduce the risk of potential reputational and economic damage deriving from the poor performance of its suppliers in terms of sustainability. It also contributes to making Sofidel’s supply chain ever more efficient.