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Growing with Suppliers ​

Recordati recognises the fundamental value of the supply chain in creating safe and high-quality products and is committed to working with suppliers and strategic partners that share its values and ethical principles. Commercial relationships with other parties (suppliers, consultants and partners) are founded on respect for the principles of fairness, professionalism, efficiency, loyalty, transparency and equal opportunities. The Group establishes written agreements specifying the responsibilities of each party and requiring that the principles of the Code of Ethics be respected.

The Recordati group is served by suppliers predominantly located in the countries in which the Group operates production plants or has a commercial presence. The supply chain is characterised by the purchase of direct ingredients (active substance, packaging material, excipients and chemical intermediates), finished products and indirect services required for regular operation (consultancy services, marketing, supplies, licensing, etc.). In this regard, the main purchase categories are represented by raw materials (and in particular APIs – Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients), packaging, industrial products and services, and finished products.

Responsible sourcing

Discussing sustainability implies sharing the values and ethical, social and environmental principals in which the Group believes with suppliers and strategic partners. In this context, the Group requires suppliers to accept the Code of Ethics from the approval phase and reserves the right to terminate the contractual relationship in the event of conduct incompatible with the values and principles expressed therein.

Parameters used in the selection of suppliers include observance of the Group Code of Ethics, which, in accordance with International Labour Organization conventions, requires the observance of fundamental Human Rights for all workers. These selection criteria are binding and all suppliers must declare their commitment to the Code and the practices contained therein. This obligation is formalised through special contractual clauses. As a result, any violation of the Code represents a breach of contract, and the Group reserves the right to assess the severity of the situation and take immediate corrective action. In the most serious cases, the group reserves the right to terminate the contractual relationship.

Furthermore, in the supplier-approval questionnaire consideration is also given to environmental and social aspects. In fact, information is requested regarding existence of health, safety and environment management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 and ISO 45001).

As part of the Group’s responsible sourcing strategy, implementation of the plan to audit suppliers continued this year, in order to strengthen monitoring of sustainability issues along the supply chain. This activity was conducted by a third party (EcoVadis) using desk audits. The suppliers involved were assessed across four key areas for sustainability: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. 

In addition, with a view to continuous improvement and increasing awareness around ESG matters throughout its supply chain, in 2023, the Recordati group organised engagement initiatives for the suppliers that received the lowest scores in the previous year’s assessment process. During this activity, comments and feedback were provided to suppliers to improve sustainability performance and increase awareness around these themes:

  • In the two years 2022-2023, 115 suppliers were audited on ESG aspects (via desk audits). These belonged to the main and most strategic product categories: suppliers of finished products (Contract Manufacturing Organisations – CMOs), raw materials, packaging, industrial services, logistics, and other services . In details, 50 audits were carried out in 2022 and 65 in 2023.
  • 43% of suppliers considered in the current 2023 audit achieved an overall rating of “advanced”, while 51% were rated as “good”. Only 6% of suppliers received a “partial” performance rating and, as in 2022, no suppliers were found to be insufficient or critical in 2023.
  • In the two-year period 2022-2023, around 30 buyers participated in training to facilitate the supplier engagement process (around 20 in 2022 and 10 in 2023).

In addition to 115 audits performed 2022-2023, the Group aims to perform a further 150 Supplier Sustainability Audits in the years 2024-2026, conducting 50 audits per year.

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