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The companies of the CIR group ensure that purchasing processes are controlled rigorously as they represent the basis for a responsible and sustainable business. The supply chain of the companies of the CIR group is bound by the principles contained in the Code of Ethics, which are applied to all suppliers.

The supply chain of Espresso focuses on sourcing paper, a material of prime importance in its industrial production and a sensitive element for the impact it has on the environment. Espresso buys from prime paper producers of international importance, who are able to guarantee the strictest compliance with European regulations on the protection of the environment: they are international leaders in the sector who source their raw materials from forests which are internationally certified for their protection of the environment. All the paper suppliers use DIP (deinked pulp), albeit in different proportions, in the production of newsprint paper, improved newsprint and coated paper.

In the healthcare sector, for the KOS group the principles of transparency, reliability and verified results are the cornerstone of its relations with its suppliers. KOS opted to organize a central procurement function with a view to obtaining economic benefits, homogeneity of the products and services purchased, spending control, improved efficiency and reduction in the use of allergenic substances and materials. The selection of suppliers takes place mainly at central level, privileging national producers but also, where possible and economically viable, local suppliers. In order to guarantee traceability and the maximum transparency in the supply chain, only firms in possession of requisites such as regular payment of contributions, anti-mafia self-declaration, presentation of CCIAA certification, compliance with the Code of Conduct of KOS, D. Lgs. 81/08 (Consolidation Act on the subject of health and safety in the workplace), and D. Lgs. 196/03 (Code on the subject of the protection of personal information) are admitted to the selection process.

Sogefi
ís procurement process is based on giving each supplier and equal opportunity, and on loyalty and impartiality. The selection of suppliers and decisions about the conditions of purchase are preceded by an objective assessment of the quality, price and ability of the supplier to supply and guarantee services of an adequate level. Sogefi promotes the spread of social responsibility principles in its supply chain. In this regard, the company is preparing a commercial Code of Conduct that will be distributed to suppliers and all its other business partners (commercial agents, distributors, etc.) in order to share the rules and principles underlying Sogefiís way of doing business. Furthermore, given the aim of reducing its impact on the environment, Sogefi prefers suppliers who have environmental certifications, such as ISO 14001. To guarantee the presence of sustainable procurement practices along the value chain, the company is preparing a Code of Conduct for suppliers, which specifies the principles and the ethical, social and environmental requisites that suppliers must comply with. 
Espresso buys from prime paper producers