We ask our suppliers to adhere to very high quality and environmental standards: in fact, during the selection phase, all the suppliers must prove to be accredited by the WEEE Coordination Center, in accordance with the provisions of the Program Agreement on the treatment quality signed with the Recyclers Associations.
We are not limited, however, only to the formal control of the supply chain. We also carry out a performance monitoring through the service execution, both in terms of efficiency (for example, the punctuality of the collection at the Collection Facilities), and in terms of environmental protection, through the audits supervision performed by the Auditors accredited by the WEEE Coordination Center.
In particular, the most compelling environmental requirements concern the suppliers relating to the WEEE of R1 Category, since an incorrect treatment can cause significant environmental damage due to the dispersion in the atmosphere of the ozone-damaging gases (CFC - HCFC - HFC).
Since we require our Suppliers high standard, we have developed some forms of protection and incentives in order to create the right conditions to be competitive on the market. Also in 2018, for example, the indexing mechanism within the treatment contracts was confirmed: when the market value of the raw materials goes up, we pay the suppliers a lower amount; when, on the other hand, this value decreases, we give our suppliers a higher amount.