At Telenet, we are committed to manage our supply chain in a responsible way. The products and services that we purchase from our suppliers have as much of an ethical, environmental and social impact as our own products and services. We therefore reward those suppliers who strive for sustainable operations and encourage the others to make improvements. This goal is firmly embedded in our procurement process.
The Telenet Supplier PolicyThe Supplier Code of ConductThe General Terms & Conditions for SuppliersThe Dynamic Ecovadis Scorecard
We are applying a strict supplier policy based on the following key principles:
All suppliers confirm to acknowledge our Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Policy. It officially confirms that there is no conflict of interest between the suppliers and their representatives on the one hand, and between Telenet and persons affiliated with Telenet on the other hand.
The Code of Conduct covers the following themes:
As part of the contractual engagement with Telenet, suppliers should subscribe to our general terms and conditions.
Since 2013, Telenet – together with its main shareholder Liberty Global – applies the dynamic scorecard of EcoVadis to measure the ethical, environmental and social risks of our suppliers. This assesses the CSR performance of companies on twenty-one indicators, grouped into four themes: environmental risk, social risks, ethical risks and supplier risks. We use this system to compare and benchmark the performance of our suppliers.
We regularly monitor our suppliers and, in case of a suspected breach, we will start a formal audit. In case of non-compliance with CSR principles, we will initially help the supplier to take corrective action. If no agreement is reached on an acceptable recovery plan, the business relationship may be terminated.