Human rights

Where commitment is concerned, there are two priority focus areas:

first to ensure that fundamental human rights deemed to be at risk are respected throughout our supply chain, and secondly to ensure that our co-workers sent abroad are given accommodation in conditions that are in line with our standards.

“To be responsible in what we do is to set an example day in day out when it comes to fundamental human rights. This responsibility must be manifested wherever we operate, and among all our stakeholders. Our position as an international player means that we can support our suppliers and sub-contractors in sharing these values”  

Eric Bouret
purchasing director at Bouygues Construction
Ambitions
  • 100 % od so-called 'at risk' suppliers have been audited
  • 100 % of living quarters are compliant with Group standards
3.3 billion

euros achieved by Bouygues Construction purchase subsidiaries 

500

suppliers/service-providers named in framework contract

130

countries where Bouygues Construction makes purchases

Achievements ans solutions

Bouygues Construction Purchasing delivers training that encompasses the fundamental human rights aspect. The training is an opportunity to individually engage every buyer through important information on responsible purchasing, what tools are available and practical information, with role-play workshops.

RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING TRAINING

In order to ensure that commitments made as part of its Responsible & Committed vision are respected, Bouygues Construction carries out social audits in partnership with SGS on its suppliers and sub-contractors that have been identified as being at risk. These audits evaluate our partners’ conformity and work to twelve criteria, among them child labour and the working environment.

SGS SOCIAL AUDITS

Bouygues Construction Purchasing measures its key suppliers’ CSR performance via online self-evaluations (ACESIA). This solution developed by the French standards organisation AFNOR contributes to the maintenance of good partner relationships between Bouygues Construction and its suppliers.

CSR SELF-EVALUATION OF SUPPLIERS: THE ACESIA PLATFORM

This policy is designed to be a way of communicating the purchasing division’s commitment within the Group’s Responsible & Committed vision to all involved parties. The objective is to commit the supplier and buyer to the three pillars of sustainable development.

INTRODUCTION OF A RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING POLICY

Design, management, operation and maintenance: information documents have been produced that set out the standard compliance requirements for the essential services needed by co-workers everywhere in the world.

 

PROVISIONS FOR REMOTE BUILDING SITES