We choose to do business with suppliers that are environmentally responsible and aligned with adequate directives and legislations, and we encourage environmental improvement activities and sustainability accomplishments among all of these suppliers. CEJN requires that all suppliers maintain a management system (such like SS-EN ISO 14001 or EMAS) or have a plan to establish such a system or at least drive concrete environmental activities and action programs for improvement towards defined targets. Our primary objective is to support and develop all suppliers to build and enhance their own capability to succeed within the environmental and sustainability area.
The objectives of our requirements for suppliers and our evaluation/audit program contain the following scope:
- Ensuring that CEJN does business with suppliers that actively are managing and reporting on their environmental impact.
- Ensuring that CEJN suppliers actively are addressing and monitoring their use of resources according to the precautionary principle.
- Supporting CEJN suppliers to continuously build capabilities and expertise in the environmental area.
- Avoiding the transfer of responsibility for environmentally sensitive operations to any company lacking the commitment or capability to manage them properly.
- Reducing CEJN: s suppliers' environmental and workplace health and safety risk.
- Protecting CEJN, to the greatest extent possible, from potential environmental liabilities or adverse publicity.
The specific areas of activities that we evaluate on a continuous basis among our suppliers include:
- General overview of Environmental Management system (alternatively systematic approach), organization, policy, and overall targets. Sustainability Report copy (if applicable).
- Directives and legislation alignment, internal knowledge (such like IMDS, conflict minerals etc.), and level of expertise.
- Monitored and documented significant environmental aspects from operations, pollutants, used substances, or materials (including REACH, RoHS, WEEE applicability) and connected activities and actions.
- Proof of environmental improvements connected to key-performance indicators (KPI: s).
- Proof of personnel training programs within the sustainability and environmental area.
- Chemicals and proof of routines for minimizing usage and environmental impact.
- Proof of documented environmental requirements for sub suppliers.
- Possibilities and activities for reusable packaging, products, and consumable materials, recycling etc.
- Waste disposal routines and processes, minimizing waste.
- Transportation of goods and -personnel, policies, fleet, vehicles, “green” alternatives, emission reduction program in place.
- Renewable energy (solar, wind etc.), energy saving program in place.