Carefully selecting suppliers and monitoring their performance
For IDEMIA, the process of choosing a partner is about so much more than the product and service on offer. IDEMIA understands that a company bears the reflection of those with which is associates, therefore, its preference is to work with partners guided by the same moral compass, and those that can demonstrate acceptable environmental, social and ethical behaviors. IDEMIA welcomes opportunities to learn from suppliers demonstrating advanced CSR practices and is keen to positively influence suppliers at the beginning of their CSR journeys. This helps IDEMIA to achieve compliance with legislation affecting its business and products, to satisfy the expectations of its customers and to retain the trust placed in IDEMIA by our employees and other stakeholders.
IDEMIA checks suppliers’ CSR credentials from point of tender, in annual reviews, during on-site audits and through the fundamental expectations in its general purchasing conditions and Supplier Code of Conduct, which suppliers must abide by for the duration of their relationship with IDEMIA.
IDEMIA has committed to the annual monitoring of CSR performance in the supply chain. Partnering with EcoVadis, IDEMIA assesses suppliers across four categories:
- Fair Business Practices/Ethics
- Sustainable Procurement
- Social/Labour & Human Rights
The supplier CSR scorecard is one element used by IDEMIA to identify supply chain CSR risk.
Data gathered from supply chain CSR performance monitoring contributes to IDEMIA’s responsible supply chain KPIs.
The ethical and environmental integrity of IDEMIA’s products is a priority focus. IDEMIA is committed to ensuring that any tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold (3TG) contained in its products are sourced with due respect for human rights, the need to avoid contributing to conflict, and the desire to support development through its supply chain practices. At the same time, it’s clear that to ban the use of minerals that originate in conflict-affected and high risk areas could contribute to serious adverse impacts on the living conditions of local populations. Therefore, IDEMIA accepts minerals sourced in accordance with existing recognized international standards, all the while remaining vigilant of minerals presenting an emerging risk of human rights abuses.
IDEMIA has developed a Conflict Minerals Policy, which it adopts, disseminates and incorporates in agreements with suppliers.