CSR commitments of suppliers and business partners

All suppliers whose contract is worth more than €30K should include the Business Partners’ Code of Integrity that they undertake to respect in their contractual appendices.

The « Business Partners’ Code of Integrity” sets out the values that Egis wants to share with its business partners, and the rules with which they agree to comply when working alongside Egis on the projects and services concerned.

This Code applies to Egis subcontractors and suppliers as well as to its sales agents, consultants and representatives. It also applies to Egis co-contractors in the context of temporary consortia. It deals with anti-corruption and respect for free competition, as well as personal integrity, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and communication, and social and environmental responsibility.

Egis partners formally commit to complying with these integrity rules by signing an “Ethics” commitment. This document is available in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Read the Partners’ code of integrity

 

CSR issues are now taken into account in relations with suppliers and subcontractors

Egis has incorporated CSR clauses into several of its contracts, in particular for purchases related to the operation of its buildings, in the IT field, for contractual relationships with our vehicle suppliers, and in the context of intellectual services.

The Group created a Procurement and General Resources division in 2019 and wants to expand the presence of CSR clauses and criteria to its service procurement. A Responsible Purchasing Charter is being drafted and is scheduled for publication at the end of 2021.

Volume of purchases from companies in protected and adapted work sectors

On average, the volume of procurement from this sector has represented around €200K/year since 2014, with the exception of 2020 due to the health crisis.

Since 2014, Egis has subcontracted specific services (catering, printing, upkeep, etc.) to companies with a disabled workforce (ESAT). These companies also supply the Group with window cleaning services and welcome desk workers at its corporate office.

 

More environmentally friendly purchases that are in line with our objective of reducing GHG emissions and fighting climate change

 

The Group’s vehicle fleet (the scope of which includes subsidiaries with headquarters in France)

During renegotiations with car manufactures to renew the Group’s vehicle fleet, CO2 held the same level of importance as economic criteria.

In this way, our new Car Policy, created in 2020, prioritises the use of clean vehicles. Combustion-engine SUVs and petrol vehicles have been excluded from the Car Policy due to their high level of CO2 emissions per km travelled. Diesel models are maintained, but only for “high mileage” drivers. The Group’s vehicle fleet will therefore be gradually renewed and replaced with cleaner models, allowing us to reach a target of 63g/CO2/km on average for the fleet in 2025 – (WLTP standard). At the end of 2020 the average was 123g/km (meaning a target of 48% reduction in emissions on this item). This Car Policy is associated with a plan to install electric charging stations on our sites.

Business travel by train

Renegotiation of fares with the SNCF, to provide Group employees with preferential first class fares on target journeys (the eight routes most used by our employees by plane: such as Paris-Montpellier, Paris Aix, Paris Marseille), including a global traveller experience based on comfort. The aim is to encourage employees to travel more by train and to support them in this change.

 

The purchases made in 2020 for our business travel in France will allow us to reduce our CO2 emissions by at least 5% per year until 2025.