Just as important as having a business model aligned with sustainability is to know that our supply chain also conforms to these goals and aspirations so that we can develop and generate value together.
Our suppliers play a significant role in representing our brand. Therefore, we strive to maintain a close relationship with all our partners in order to generate shared value for our business.
We have maintained since 2012 the GFD (Duratex Supplier Management) program, a structured management process that evaluates our supply chain based on socio-environmental, economic and quality criteria, so that there is synergy of suppliers with the Mission, Vision and Values of Duratex.
Evaluations are conducted annually with the support of independent and expert consulting and aim to engage and develop our partners to best market practices so we can mitigate our value chain risks and further stimulate increasingly ethical and responsible businesses.
We also periodically promote workshops with interested suppliers to discuss sustainability issues in business. In the conversation, we debate the benefits and challenges of a performance based on social and environmental responsibility and ethics and map the topics that are considered strategic, so that we can prioritize them in possible competitions.
PROTECTION AND CARE FOR CHILDHOOD
The fight against child labor, forced or analogous to slavery in the value chain is one of our concerns. That is why we sponsored Childhood Brazil's Na Mão Certa program, which aims to eradicate abuse and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents on the country's highways. Periodically, we promote awareness actions about the issue with our suppliers' truck drivers, so that they can act as enforcement agents on the roads.
OUR FUTURE VISION
The continuity and sustainability of our business depends on a responsible supply chain that shares our values and commitments. The incorporation of socio-environmental criteria in the contracting processes contributes to our better performance and mitigation of risks in our businesses.
At the same time, it encourages companies with whom we have partnership to adopt good management practices and multiply the benefits of responsible and ethical business.
To learn more about our performance on the topic of Responsible Supply Chain, access the 2016 Annual Report.
Our commitments to the theme Supply Chain Responsible up to 2025 are:
- Have 80% of strategic suppliers with a performance index equal to or above 8 in the Duratex Supplier Management program
- Have 100% of the strategic purchases considering socio-environmental criteria
- Have 100% of critical suppliers evaluated up to the 2nd level of the supply chain