With the heatmap analysis of BSD, the products purchased by ewz were analyzed for sustainability hotspots, and ewz’s purchasing processes were examined on the management of sustainability risks and opportunities. In particular, the product groups of the power supply systems, building technology systems, promotional items and textiles were examined with regard to the magnitude of sustainability risks over their life cycle.
In a second step, relevant tools such as the relevance matrix, criteria catalogues and declaration forms were created or updated. These tools support buyers and stakeholders in the purchasing process. Additionally, a company-specific guide to sustainable procurement supplements the periodic training of internal stakeholders.
At ewz, continuous integration of sustainability into procurement is supported through a team of environmental delegates, which assist procurement functions in larger purchasing projects.
Further development of sustainable procurement at ewz (2017)
January 2015 - December 2016
The power supply company ewz orients its business towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They pursue sustainable development on an economic, social and ecological level. On this basis, ewz has examined and adapted its procurement practices. BSD Consulting Switzerland has been supporting ewz in this process since 2015.
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