The portion of purchases from SA 8000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified suppliers reported an increase with respect to 2017, while the volume purchased from ISO 9001 certified suppliers was stable with respect to the previous years. This result is the consequence of both direct action taken by the Group companies, which systematically include indication of the possession of certification in the calls for tenders or in the supplier qualification stage as a requirement for participation and/or incentive for the tender, and of the greater sensitivity acquired by the companies in considering the certification as a component of greater competitiveness.
|Quality certification (ISO 9001)||87.1%||88.9%||87.4|
|Environmental certification (ISO 14001-Emas)||58.0%||60.6%||65.7|
|Occupational safety (OHSAS 18001)||49.5%||51.8%||56.8%|
|Social certification (SA 8000)||25.8%||24.1%||33.2%|
|Total supplies (in millions of Euro)||815.7||888.6||911.8|
The value of the tenders awarded to certified suppliers is always greater than the percentage of suppliers present in the register and in possession of certification. Again this result is the consequence of the systematic request for possession of certification in the supplier qualification and selection stage.