Suppliers shall not only comply with all environmental laws and regulations, but also implement measures contributing to the protection of the environment. Therefore, they should strive to minimize the adverse environmental impact of their products and services during the whole product life cycle: conception, development, production, transport, use and disposal or recycling. To this end, we encourage the supplier to be ISO 14001 certified or equivalent.
Innovation & product life cycle
Faurecia is particularly attentive to bringing to market, in all countries, vehicles with better standards of environmental performance and endeavors to research and promote innovative technical solutions contributing toward this. Consequently and if applicable, Suppliers commit to adopt a voluntary policy in the field of research in order to develop its products to achieve an ever-higher standard in terms of respect for the environment. Suppliers are expected, not only to consider the environmental impacts of their products during their design phase, but also in their production & procurement processes as well.
Natural resource conservation
Suppliers should be focus on reducing the use of raw materials and resources as well as to eliminate the waste produced by all its activities. This goal will be achieved through the improvement of production, maintenance and cleaning processes, modes of conservation and transportation, as well as the substitution, re-use and recycling of materials, design, process changes, innovations, etc.
Prohibited substances and materials
Products or parts bought from Suppliers by Faurecia, whether they are standard or specifically-developed by the Suppliers for Faurecia, must not contain any product, material or substance prohibited by the legislation or regulations applicable in the Suppliers’ countries, the European Union and, more generally, in all of the countries in which these supplies, products or parts are used and should be validated beforehand by Faurecia. Therefore Suppliers must address the European REACH procedures or its national / international equivalent, such as the American Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Faurecia may also, in some cases, ask its supplier to provide disclosure on the use and provenance of certain substances and materials for legislation and regulations compliance purpose. As an example, to be compliant with US Conflict minerals legislation, suppliers could have to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals”, which means minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in specific countries.
CO2 emission reductions
The Suppliers shall promote the development of technologies limiting CO2 emissions as well as energy saving and recycling solutions, and implement logistic strategies that minimize environmental impact.