Sofidel has supported its supply chain for years to improve its social and environmental impact. Thanks also to this commitment, 81% of the Group’s procurements are now sourced from sustainable suppliers, classified as excellent.
This figure was presented by the company during the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award (3SAward), the annual event where the company recognizes suppliers that stand out for their environmental and social sustainability actions, which this year was staged virtually. For the Group, it is an opportunity for comparison and dialogue with the entire supply chain, to share and showcase, together with its partners, the best practices that can help promote a culture of sustainability.
“Sharing and collaboration are the key words that we emphasize to all our suppliers around the world: only through fully collaborative relationships and shared goals is it possible to effectively contribute to solving the problems concerning our ways of producing, consuming, and living. An approach whereby, through this 3Saward, we demand even more of our partners, especially regarding the battle against climate change and the reduction of pollution from plastic,” said Andrea Piazzolla, Chief Purchasing Officer of the Sofidel Group.
Knowing that the involvement of the supply chain is essential for raising awareness of sustainability goals, the Group, this year, encouraged its suppliers to set goals for reducing emissions of gases that alter the climate in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBITi) – that is, consistent with the reductions required to limit global warming to well below 2°C in accordance with the Paris agreements. Sofidel indicated that they make firm commitments to reduce plastic pollution and make use of third-party inspections in evaluating their improvement actions.
The Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award (3SAward), was created to incentivize, disseminate, and reward improvement actions and the best practices achieved by the Group’s suppliers, and is an increasingly important opportunity to share a vision and develop common pathways to make increasingly challenging goals achievable.
For its efforts to involve its suppliers in the fight against climate change, Sofidel was included on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard 2020 of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a global leader with the maximum assessment grade of A.