Due to the nature of its business activities, Vivendi essentially makes use of referenced national and international suppliers.
A joint effort was conducted by the Internal Audit and Sustainable Development Departments aimed at including in the audit process an evaluation of commitments to human rights within the supply chain. A review of the sourcing process, including provision of Tee-shirts and other merchandising products, was conducted at Bravado UK, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
In 2010, the Audit Department of Activision Blizzard inspected three facilities located in China to ensure that international standards regarding employee working conditions (safety, health, wages) and product manufacture with regard to consumer safety are adhered to.
As part of the process of responsible purchasing, the Group business units are continuing the process of integrating the new sustainable development clause founded on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact into their supplier contracts. Furthermore SFR’s Purchasing Department has launched a process of evaluation of its one hundred principal suppliers on environmental, social and ethical criteria. Improvement plans, followed by supplier audits where indicated, are put into practice in order to make progress in responsible management of purchasing (see Blandine de Montlivault’s point of view).
The Purchasing Department at Canal+ Group collects information about its suppliers’ sustainable development and certification processes via an e-sourcing platform (Achats+) deployed in 2010. It is accessible to suppliers for calls to tender and consultations and enables Canal+ to evaluate their commitments in the area of sustainable development. In Brazil, in 2011, GVT’s involvement with its suppliers will take the form of the creation of a Suppliers Development division within the Purchasing Department, among whose tasks will be relaying GVT’s commitments regarding responsible procurement.