CLH has set up a new purchasing procedure, it announced in its annual report. The move means supplier negotiations can be made over an auditable digital platform, “to ensure maximum transparency, traceability and equal opportunities”. 

The report said that in Spain, (where the company is headquartered) it has already successfully implemented the new system, which now impacts over 60 per cent of its clients. 

It added: “the CLH Group has a responsible purchasing model in place that is adapted to the characteristics of its activities. This model extends the commitments that the CLH Group acquires regarding corporate social responsibility to the entire supply chain.”

In Spain, a total of 1,095 suppliers were part of the supply chain of the CLH Group in 2018, providing the products and services necessary for the company to perform its activities, it said in the annual report. 

In the same period, the company increased the number of suppliers certified in corporate social responsibility and family-responsible matters (EFR) by 400 per cent, from 29 partner companies in 2017 to 107 in 2018.

Another significant feature of the purchasing and contracting model of the CLH Group is its commitment to local suppliers. In 2018, it said 96 per cent of purchases were made from local suppliers, (including suppliers of amounts under €3,000).

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4th February 2020