Procurement Plus, our overarching approach, shapes how we work with suppliers to promote sustainability.
Beyond transactional procurement, Procurement Plus addresses four thematic pillars to advance responsible buying: the environment, human rights, supplier inclusion and diversity, and the future of work. This approach informs every aspect of our supply chain, building stronger partnerships based in ethical behaviors, transparency, agility and inclusivity.
Our ethical procurement strategy
Our strategy directs training for our people, supplier selection and the development of our high standards for conducting business with our suppliers.
We work continuously through relevant networks with our industry peers and clients to adopt sustainable practices and are continually improving our supplier and contractor management processes. We encourage a responsible buying culture by advocating for supply chains that are more sustainable and inclusive, both inside and outside our company.
We are working to increase visibility into the number of suppliers reporting their sustainability performance.
As a corporate member of CDP’s Supply Chain Program, we use CDP tools to promote engagement, transparency and sustainable practices with our suppliers. As part of our goal to reach net-zero by 2025, we set an ambitious target requiring 90% of our key suppliers* to disclose their environmental targets and actions being taken to reduce emissions by 2025.
*Key suppliers are defined as vendors that represent a significant portion of our 2019 Scope 3 emissions.
Supplier inclusion and diversity
Inclusive procurement creates long-term value for our clients and communities while helping us leverage our buying power for good. These practices help suppliers grow their businesses and influence, contributing to our collective shared success.
Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Program
We work within our ecosystem to identify, develop and work with smaller, more diverse suppliers with increased agility, reaching 21 countries in 2021.
Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP)
Through our 18-month DSDP, we put our commitment to supplier inclusion and diversity into action by mentoring diverse suppliers across the globe.
Supporting a global inclusive economy
We are proud to be a corporate leader in inclusive procurement practices, and we continue to promote the inclusion of people who may be excluded from the labor market for physical, social or cultural reasons.
We support broader inclusion, not only through direct recruitment, but also through agreements with vendors and in collaboration with other organizations.