Colas' purchasing volume amounts to more than 60% of the company's revenue, so it is crucial that our CSR initiatives to be extended to the outside resources we work with (suppliers, subcontractors, products and services). To this end, Colas teams up with its suppliers and subcontractors to build a responsible supply chain founded on sustainable performance.

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    Training and empowering buyers

    The goal is to make buyers stakeholders both in the sustainable purchasing process and in specific purchases of sustainable goods and services. With this in mind, Colas provides its people with awareness-raising and training to purchase goods and services in accordance with CSR principles, starting with duty of vigilance. 

    Working with business lines to build a socially responsible purchasing action plan

    Four key themes have been identified based on their strategic and CSR impact for the Group; they include low carbon purchasing, as well as circular economy, social and solidarity economy, and other social, societal and environmental issues.
    The goal is to identify synergies and work with the business lines to put in place action plans to ensure that CSR criteria and requirements are built into specifications, tenders and contractual clauses. 

    Making sure suppliers and subcontractors are committed to and delivering on CSR

    The mapping of CSR risks by purchasing family and geographical region has been formalized at Group level. This central tool is broken down for each country and translated into action plans such as the CSR charter for suppliers and subcontractors, CSR assessment questionnaires and external audits. With this in mind, several suppliers have been asked to complete the Ecovadis assessment. They will thus able to benefit from a progress plan to their CSR performance

    Ensuring that Colas honors its CSR commitments toward its suppliers and subcontractors

    Through its commitment to socially responsible purchasing, Colas also makes commitments to its suppliers and subcontractors: to guarantee equal treatment; to honor payment terms so as not to put suppliers in difficulty; and to ensure that suppliers are not made vulnerable through financial dependence.



    90% of the Purchasing department has been trained in CSR with dedicated e-learning modules