Membership of the United Nations Global Compact

As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, ENGIE encourages its suppliers to share in the 10 principles of the Global Compact in the field of human rights, labour law, the environment and anti-corruption.

Label Diversité employment diversity accreditation

In accordance with the core values of the Group and its Procurement and Supply Policy, non-discrimination and active encouragement of diversity are objective criteria applied to our supplier selection process.

ENGIE was awarded the French Label Diversité employment diversity accreditation on March 14, 2012. In this context, the Group Purchasing Division commits to ensuring diversity in its panel of suppliers (in terms of their type, size, origin, etc.), and strongly encourages its suppliers to take a voluntarily proactive approach to equality of opportunity and discrimination prevention.

Disability policy

In line with the Group’s values and procurement policy, non-discrimination and the promotion of diversity are objective criteria for selecting our suppliers.

As a corporate citizen, ENGIE has developed an ambitious social project which gives substance to its social responsibility commitments.

As part of this project, the Group is committed to achieving the legal obligation of employing 6% disabled workers by 2015. Procurement can help to meet this target by awarding contracts to the adapted and sheltered sectors. 

Many actions have been taken to achieve this.

In 2011, a Guide to Procurement in the Sheltered and Adapted Sectors was sent to the 700 buyers in the Procurement functional line in France.

Then, in 2012, to engage more broadly with French employees who might be contractors (assistants, site managers, operatives, etc.), a flexible, educational and universally accessible tool was developed to offer practical assistance in finding service-providing vocational rehabilitation centres (ESATs) and adapted companies (EAs) and so develop the ‘responsible procurement’ reflex within the Group.

Also in 2012, ENGIE received the French Association for Victims of Paralysis (APF) Private Employment award for contracting the processing of so-called ‘NPAI’ correspondence (NPAI = no longer lives at this address) at its Clients H@bitat et Professionnels subsidiary to APF, a best practice launched by Lyonnaise des Eaux in 2006.

Other projects are underway including a call centre, digitisation of documents, lunch trays and catering, production of construction site signs and cleaning of work clothes, as well as the processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in partnership with ECOLOGIC. The aim is to double the volume of purchases from the adapted and sheltered sectors by 2015.


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