As a cooperative, Avebe focusses on sustainability for long-term continuity. We want to do well today for tomorrow, that's how we build the future together.
Sustainability is a precondition for this and is one of the four pillars in Avebe’s strategy. We not only want to achieve good returns for our members today, but also tomorrow and in the future. We look for harmony between making profit and carefully dealing with the environment and people.
That is why we continue to build on our Binding & Building strategy with Binding & Building 2.0 that looks at 2023 (and beyond). Read more about Avebe’s strategy and sustainability objectives in our Integrated Annual Report 2019/2020.
Since the end of 2019, Avebe has a so-called Responsible Sourcing Policy. This policy requires our suppliers -just like us – to deal responsibly with people and the environment.
Responsible sourcing has become increasingly important in recent years because abuses have been detected in long global supply chains. This may concern human rights such as child labour, fair pay, working conditions or discrimination, but may also concern the environment or corruption.
Avebe does not want to cooperate directly or indirectly in practices that we disapprove for our own company. We want to work with suppliers who share our values. We indicate in the Responsible Sourcing Policy what we expect from parties that supply us. It contains (very ordinary) things about human rights, the environment and corruption. You can read it yourself at Avebe Responsible Sourcing Policy.