capacity to contribute to the economic development of NSE.
The purchasing department aims to make purchasing a sustainable competitive advantage over the competition, while maintaining a balanced relationship with its suppliers;
social consequences of the company's activity (employees, suppliers, customers, communities, etc.).
The purchasing department has an ethical responsibility in the relationship with its suppliers. In particular, it ensures that the values defined by NSE in its ethical charter are shared and respected by its suppliers;
Environmental Pillar: compatibility between NSE activities and the maintenance of ecosystems (analysis of the impacts of NSE and its products in terms of resource consumption, waste production, polluting emissions, etc.).
The purchasing department has in its supplier panel a local network in certain purchasing families.
It is also a source of proposals for eco-designed products, in liaison with the NSE Studies-Industrialization services and the Suppliers.
1st milestone: January 2023 - Action completed
Integrating CSR criteria into our supplier selection and approval process Integrating the values of our CSR policy into our purchasing contractual documents
Responsible Purchasing training for all NSE employees in the General Purchasing and Industrial Purchasing departments
2nd milestone: End 2023 - Action in progress
3rd milestone: End of 1st quarter 2024
Implementation of an NSE Responsible Purchasing Charter applicable to all our purchase orders. The primary mission of Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA), in conjunction with Purchasing, will be to support the signing of this charter by target suppliers on the NSE Group panel. The aim is to ensure that our key suppliers are in line with NSE's CSR policy.
Written by David FOURNES, NSE Director of Industrial Purchasing