the collaboration in place was terminated. Aware that fostering supplier responsibility principles benefits mutual sustainable growth, in addition to ongoing awareness-raising activities on ethical, social and environmental issues, Moncler supports its supply chain in a number of ways.
The Company continued its support programme for a number of strategic suppliers in 2019, making health and safety experts available to provide advice and develop knowledge of best practices to 21 suppliers, as well as financial support for investments in technologically advanced machinery for special processes.
Finally, Moncler is updating its vendor rating system by including new social and environmental indicators with the aim of providing an overall assessment of the supplier that takes into account sustainability aspects. Each indicator will be weighted, contributing to the assessment of each supplier based on scores achieved in the different areas. The vendor rating macro-areas are:
• sustainability and compliance (working conditions, environmental practices, animal welfare, etc.);
• quality (defect rate in manufacturing, quality grievances reported to the client service, etc.);
• delivery and service level (flexibility, punctuality of delivery, etc.);
• costs (price competitiveness, logistics costs, etc.);
• innovation (technological capacity, appetite for innovation, etc.).
During 2019, a pilot project was implemented in the field of supplies of raw materials, and in particular for fabrics and accessories (including zip and buttons), to assess the areas of quality, deliveries and service level. About 90% of the fabric suppliers (in terms of volumes purchased) and about 100% of the accessories suppliers (in terms of turnover) were assessed and classified.
This project will be extended to the other macro-assessment areas and will involve a larger number of supplier categories.
In relation to “indirect” suppliers, that is suppliers of goods and services not related to products, in 2019, a complete mapping of the quality, social, environmental and health and safety certifications held by suppliers was carried out. Of the approximately 200 main suppliers, almost all of them have at least one certification and one third of these already have UNI ISO 45001 and/or UNI ISO 14001 certification. An awareness-raising activity was also launched to promote improvement objectives
related to the certification process, in particular regarding the environment and health and safety. In 2020, the process of mapping and monitoring partner’s reliability will be completed using information taken from external information providers while using also greater detail on indicators specifically related to sustainability through a dedicated scorecard.
For most suppliers, the qualification and assessment procedure was digitized with the Moncler Supplier Portal which guarantees immediate access and verification of data and documents and continuous monitoring of the supplier register.