13 November 2020, 09:52
The European Rental Association (ERA) recently launched the Sustainable Supplier Framework to set the industry best practice guidelines and raise common practices for sustainability assessments across the industry.
This will enable a harmonised and more effective approach to sustainable supplier assessments and be beneficial for both rental companies and their suppliers.
To facilitate the use of the Framework in different countries, the checklist is now available in 6 additional languages – Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
The Framework was developed by an independent consultant based on interviews with rental companies and suppliers and on relevant international standards. It provides a set of minimum requirements and aspirations for sustainability in the areas of:
Human rights and working conditions
Health and safety
Responsible sourcing of components and raw materials
Product sustainability performance
Rental companies can adopt the Framework as a code of conduct for their suppliers and suppliers can post adherence to the Framework on their websites or submit it directly to rental companies.
An extended version of the Framework is available upon request from ERA, giving rental companies a mechanism for assessing different levels of adherence to the Framework and opening the possibility for them to audit suppliers.
Source: European Rental Association (ERA)