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Creating partnerships for sustainability

Collaboration is key to achieving sustainable progress and working with partners is essential in creating a better future. 

By pooling our resources and expertise, we can tackle complex challenges, innovate new solutions, and create meaningful change that benefits both people and the planet.

To support progress we remain dedicated to:

  • Actively listening to our customers and working with our suppliers 
  • Implementing ethical frameworks in all our activities and ensuring we work with partners who share the same ambitions and concerns.
  • Communicating our experience of sustainable initiatives and best practices to all stakeholders (Ecovadis, Carbon Disclosure Project, ISO 26000:2021)

We will continue to make an impact by:

  • Onboarding our stakeholders in our ethical frameworks (including GDPR)
  • Including sustainability KPIs in our people’s performance reporting
  • Encouraging our customers to consume more responsibly (sustainability awards, etc.)
  • Engaging our suppliers to produce more responsibly
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Our stakeholders

We believe that collaboration is key to creating a more sustainable world.

Our aim is to continue to innovate to improve our environmental footprint and work together with our stakeholders to pioneer sustainable workplace solutions. 

Our Sustainability strategy is our guiding compass to reaching our sustainability goals and to supporting continuous improvement across our activities.


Group Supplier Day 2022 - Awards

Group Supplier Day

Every year, we host our Group Supplier Day to explore how we can support our suppliers to produce more responsibly. In 2023 our people and our suppliers gathered near Brussels, Belgium to exchange ideas and inspire each other with their projects. 

On that day we also recognise some of our suppliers, presenting awards based on four criteria of equal importance: sustainabilitylogisticscompetitiveness, and category management performance

The same evaluation criteria apply in other countries that we operate in, where annual awards are also held at local level.


Certifications & recognitions

We pride ourselves in not only adhering to our own environmental and social principles, but also meeting the requirements of internationally respected standards and certifications.

Transparency enables us to build trust with our stakeholders and ensure that we can work together to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable workplace, while doing our best to protect the planet. 

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