The iso 20400 standard
In April 2019, Michelin received a certificate of maturity for its purchasing practices in relation to the new ISO 20400 Responsible Purchasing standard. This certificate, issued by an approved external company, recognizes the Group’s practices at an evidence level.
It is therefore the efforts of the Group’s Purchasing teams and their internal partners in relation to responsible purchasing practices that have been recognized.
Published in 2017, it provides organizations, regardless of size or type of business, with guidelines for integrating corporate social responsability into their purchasing processes. It is intended for use by stakeholders involved in or impacted by purchasing decisions and processes. As a recommendatory standard, it does not involve certifications, but only maturity assessments (eg beginner, commited, confirmed, etc.).
The Supplier Relations and Responsible Purchasing Label
It aims to recognize French companies that have demonstrated sustainable and balanced relationships with their suppliers. It is the first label in this area to be awarded by a public authority. The label is awarded for a period of three years but is subject to annual reviews.
The label was awarded to the Group on 17 April 2019 by a committee comprising the companies mediator and the French National Purchasing Council (conseil National des Achats or CNA). Michelin is currently the only company to be awarded this label on a worldwide scope.
In 2017, The Supplier Relations and Responsible Purchasing Label (French abbrevation RFR), which was created in 2012 and awarded to Michelin in 2014. The new RFAR label is closely linked to the ISO 20400 standard and is a continuation of the approach initiated in 2010 by the Companies mediator and the CNA, through the creation of the Responsible Supplier Relations Charter, which Michelin signed in 2012.
Michelin recognized for its Supplier Engagement Leadership
Feb 6th 2019 – CDP (Formerly Carbon Disclosure Project ) recognized Michelin’s leadership on supplier engagement to tackle climate change and awarded the Group a position on its third annual Supplier Engagement Rating leader board. The leader board comprises those companies from around the world that have been specifically recognized as leaders in their efforts and actions to manage carbon emissions and address climate-related issues across their supply chains in the past CDP-reporting year.
Michelin has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies to manage carbon and climate change across its supply chain, and has been awarded a position on the Supplier Engagement leader board by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
Over 5,000 companies have submitted information to be independently assessed against CDP’s supplier engagement rating methodology. Of the companies that participated in CDP’s supply chain program in 2018, Michelin is among the 3% that has been awarded a place on the leader board.
CDP is an international non-profit organization that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.