Complying with the standard of sustainable purchasing is essential today for CSR. At CAP Conseil, we help you comply efficiently.
If you are responsible for purchasing in your organisation, you're certainly wondering how you could make your purchasing policy more socially responsible or sustainable.
That question is unavoidable today, and we are well positioned to grasp its importance. Already in 2015, we were mandated by the Bureau of Standardisation as the Belgian experts in the international working group that drafted the ISO 20400 guidelines on sustainable purchasing.
CAP conseil is also specialised to help you comply with international reference texts and the related implementation tools.
CAP conseil is closely following the progress made on the future European
Sustainable purchasing – ISO 20400
You can put in place a variety of measures to improve your purchasing practices and make them more sustainable and socially responsible: risk analysis, an efficient and pragmatic due diligence system, an internal purchasing policy, a control and audit system, engagement with your suppliers, capacity building...
A sustainable purchasing policy in line with the ISO 20400 standard gives you a competitive advantage. It allows you to:
improve your brand reputation
develop a stronger and more reliable long-term relationship with your suppliers
reduce your costs in the long term
manage your risks by focusing on human rights issues
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CAP conseil can support you taking structural measures (for all types of purchases combined) and specific action (for a specific purchase).
Together with you, we assess your list of suppliers and help you tailor your supply chain in line with the ISO 20400 standard.
We carry out a risk matrix to identify for each purchase and each supplier the level of risks incurred by your organisation (possible stock shortages, environmental risk, social risks...)
Life-cycle cost analysis
Search for suppliers
ESE clauses (environment, social, ethical) in contracts
Analysis of bids received
Whatever the size or activity of your organisation, we can support you to create a responsible purchasing policy based on the ISO 20400 standard. ISO 20400 provides guidelines for integrating social responsibility into your purchasing process.
We have also developed our own tools to help you implement a responsible purchasing strategy within your organisation quickly and efficiently.
The AA1000 AS standard guarantees the reliability and credibility of the extra-financial information that you communicate in a sustainable development report.
CAP conseil is an AA1000 AS auditor and can therefore audit and issue statements based on the principles of materiality, completeness and relevance of your report.
Designed by SAI, SA 8000 is a management system that integrates into a company's practices full and documented compliance with 8 ILO core conventions on decent work.
CAP conseil is trained as an SA 8000 auditor, which enables it to prepare its clients for social audits by implementing labour or procurement practices that respect workers' rights in their factories or suppliers.
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