Supply chain commitments.

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Supply chain commitments

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Area of focus for 2012 – 2014

GCSR Owner

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To ensure our ′key′ suppliers comply with our sustainable procurement policy at all times. To support suppliers who do not comply with our ‘CSR standards for suppliers’ to facilitate improvements.

Group CSR Committee

Work with our supply chain to ensure the financial resilience and sustainability of our suppliers. Undertake opportunity analysis and establish action plans per category of supply by end of Q1 2012. Implementation of category action plans with demonstrable results – end 2012

Alex Wolny via Kim Pharro

Opportunities identified:

  • Print on demand
  • Reduction in printed stock waste and inventory
  • Reduction in supplier deliveries to our premises

Reduction of stock value held at Adare from a 2012 May high of £949,000 to £707,000 by December (destruction of obsolete and unserviceable stock).

Digital colour print on demand initiatives, pension benefit statements, auto enrolment new joiner packs plus protection consolidation of correspondence, have meant less printed paper stock held or left over to be destroyed.


In 2012 establish awareness amongst Legal & General Procurement teams to the availability of products and services from the emerging social enterprise sector resulting in a defined policy, process required for integration into existing supply chain selection processes for the Group

Alex Wolny via Kim Pharro)

We have selected Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) to assist in meeting this objective. SEUK have and will continue to provide social enterprise awareness training for procurement teams. Details regarding use of social enterprises has been added to request for RFx’s templates

In Q3 2012 our facilities management tender included questions about use of social enterprises within their supply chain.

In Q3 2012 our promotional goods tender was issued to a number of suppliers including three social enterprises.

Alex Wolny, Group Procurement Director is a board member on the joint venture between CAF Venturesome, NESTA and Legal & General to provide financial, consultancy and mentoring support to social enterprises across the UK Three social enterprises have been used to deliver this programme.

In 2013 SEUK will be undertaking social enterprise training for our procurement professionals as well as more praoctively participating in sourcing activities with social enterprises on our behalf.


In 2012 ensure that 100% of key suppliers are compliant with our CSR standards for suppliers.

Alex Wolny via Kim Pharro

140 strategic and critical (“Key”) suppliers have been identified.

A desktop audit questionnaire has been created based upon our sustainable procurement policy. A copy of questionnaire, assessment guidelines, key supplier list and link to externally reported objective has been issued to all our relationship managers.

No compliance issues reported in 2012


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