Finally, the aim of sustainable procurement is to take the responsible practices carried out by GEODIS and extend them to the supply chain. A Supplier Code of Conduct has been drawn up and CSR clauses on environmental and labor issues have been introduced to every new contract or contract renewal achieved by GEODIS. In addition, GEODIS provides training on CSR-related topics for its buyers, so that issues such as CO2 emissions, for example, are among the selection criteria for new vehicles.
As the report by EcoVadis makes clear, CSR plays a key role in the way GEODIS does business. The company has a structured, proactive approach to protecting its people and the environment, based on clear policies and objectives – and backed by appropriate monitoring. While much has been accomplished so far, the Group aims to achieve even more in the future. Beginning of 2018, GEODIS thus announced a global ambition of a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (base year: 2017, like for like).