Guidelines – Responsible procurement
Sirix recently adopted Lignes directrices environnementales et sociales des fournisseurs (Environmental and Social Standards for Suppliers) in addition to their traditional buying criteria. These standards are based on the 16 sustainable development principles of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and on the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Sirix, wanting to progressively promote its commitment to an environmentally and socially responsible procurement process, encourages its suppliers to demand as much from their manufacturers. To do this, they encourage suppliers to adopt environmental and social standards.
Sirix suppliers must adhere to the following environmental and social commitments, found in their Lignes directrices environnementales et sociales des fournisseurs. When deemed necessary, Sirix reserves the right to verify the application of these commitments or have them verified. We encourage our suppliers and their manufacturers to remain transparent with regard to their environmental, economic, and social practices through the publication of annual reports. In order to facilitate this process, we encourage them to follow the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Calculating and reducing our ecological footprint
Wanting to reduce their energy consumption, Sirix has implemented an automated system that manages lighting outside of regular business hours.
Moreover, in the last year Sirix has invested in the acquisition of a dual energy air conditioning system as well as the installation of programmable thermostats in every office. This significantly reduces our ecological footprint.
Our environmental policy also extends to a paperless office. Through constant recycling, printer sharing, and ink cartridge recycling efforts we have been successful in significantly reducing our use of paper and other consumables, while raising employee awareness on the impact daily actions can have on the planet.
Through the Sirix International Division, we have developed and implemented an application aimed at eliminating paper through the use of mobile tools for our travelling security and IT technicians. This application was implemented in the first quarter of 2014 and is greatly appreciated by our staff and clients.