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Engage suppliers on Group's Ethical Principals

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Sustainable development

Engage suppliers on Group's Ethical Principals

More generally, the Group intends to involve its suppliers in its Sustainable Development process, particularly through its internal qualification system. The system was set up in 2008 and is designed to keep supply risks to a minimum and to qualify suppliers. Supplier self-appraisal was carried out in 2010 on a scope representing 15% of the Group’s purchases. Six test audits, including a child labor section, were conducted in India and China to check the approach. No cases of non-compliance were observed. In 2011, the scope of the supplier qualification system will be extended to cover 20% of spend.
Sustainable Development 2011
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Strategy

Our Sustainable Development policy supports the Group’s long-term strategy. Actions are guided by a three-year plan that sets goals for each of our areas of activity. The three-year plan also provides for gradual, continuous performance improvement.

Environmental focus

We work to reduce our environmental impact and use natural resources efficiently. We control our activities’ impact on the environment and set up management systems that allow us to improve our performance continuously.

Social Focus

Health and Safety, Human Resources, Ethic, and dialogue with our neighboring communities are among our main corporate social responsibility priorities.