DOING OUR PART

With the potential to save up to 2.12 gigatons of CO2 across all business sectors per year by 2030, ICT solutions are a key enabler for a greener and more efficient world. As the largest Procurement Alliance on the TelCo market, BuyIn leverages its scale and data to ensure a responsible supply chain for its members.

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

Beyond ensuring a responsible sourcing process, BuyIn walks the talk when it comes to sustainable and responsible behavior by monitoring suppliers’ ethical, social and environmental performance using the EcoVadis methodology.

As part of its activities in the Joint Audit Cooperation, BuyIn facilitates audits of its members’ suppliers to ensure adherence to socially and environmentally responsible behavior. These audits can reach as far as tier four suppliers, ensuring a responsible and compliant supply chain. The powerful global initiative counts 17 member operators throughout the globe including founding members Deutsche Telekom and Orange.

In our negotiations, we are also committed to reducing our alliance members’ environmental impact by limiting energy consumption, reducing waste and on driving circular economy practices.

MANDATORY SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT

With an aim to enforce high supplier standards across the Procurement Alliance; DT, Orange and BuyIn together developed a common Supplier Code of Conduct. Therefore, all contracts negotiated by BuyIn for its Shareholders must include the mandatory Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). The purpose of this SCoC is to ensure legally binding commitments by suppliers to our members’ CSR rules and policies – across all contracts. Of course, the SCoC applies to sub-suppliers as well.

ETHICS CODE OF CONDUCT

BuyIn strongly believes that legally compliant and ethical conduct is vital to business success today. The BuyIn Ethics Code of Conduct (ECoC) is the framework for guiding the behavior of all BuyIn colleagues. We do not only encourage respect for the laws and regulations in force in all countries where BuyIn operates. We also oblige ourselves to commitments that are based on our core values.

COMPLIANCE: ANTITRUST AND ANTI-CORRUPTION

The success of BuyIn’s procurement activities can only be ensured by efficient integration of our Compliance Management System into our business activities and the relevant procurement processes of all members of the Alliance. BuyIn has established Antitrust and Anti-Corruption Guidelines that outline specific rules to ensure compliance when doing business. We control the exchange of competitively sensitive information between our Alliance Members.

The company has been certified for both anti-corruption and antitrust based on the Auditing Standard IDW 980, with no material findings or recommendations. This is proof for all current and future Alliance Members that BuyIn has a state-of-the-art compliance management system, which effectively addresses the associated risks and prevents potential violations.

CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN

As part of its ethical commitments, BuyIn is striving for professional equality between men and women. The company fosters equal opportunities and acts for equal pay among its employees without discrimination. Based on the set of indicators for 2020, BuyIn France gets a global rating of 90 out of 100 points on the French index of men-women equality.