- Human rights
- Sustainability throughout the supply chain
Suppliers have a direct influence on the communities and in the areas within which they go about their activities and, last but not least, the involvement of the organisations that monitor the related social and environmental aspects, must be considered.
The procurement process adopted by the TIM Group is based on the competitive comparison of the technical and economic characteristics of the offers that are presented by the suppliers selected, based on corporate procedures based on business ethics.
- Sustainability initiatives
In 2016, the process that defines activities aimed at improving the sustainability of the supply chain continued to be applied. These activities involve the qualification, incoming quality and vendor rating stages.
- Sustainability checks
[G4-DMA Supplier Human Rights Assessment], [G4-DMA Employment] Activities intended to verify the sustainability performance of common suppliers and sub-suppliers continued in 2016 in the framework of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC1) initiative, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed at the end of 2009 by TIM, Orange and Deutsche Telekom.
- Involving initiatives
Use of the suppliers’ portal (Vendors Hub), launched at the end of 2011 to improve communication and optimise operational processes by applying social networking systems to the business context, is now well established. The portal now includes around 3,900 enabled vendors on the application platform.