Our approach to responsible sourcing

Key dates in the recognition of our commitments and our approach to responsible sourcing.

2007-2019All dates shown

2007 1st bank to sign the SME Pact

2010 The Charter of Responsible Supplier Relations

The Charter of Responsible Supplier Relations which includes 10 requirements contributing to building a balanced and sustainable relationship between the major signatories and their suppliers. Following the signing, an internal mediator was appointed (i.e. the General Secretary of the Group, contact information below) and a clause promoting the use of mediation was included in our contracts.

2012 "Responsible Supplier Relations" label awarded to Societe Generale SA (France)

"Responsible Supplier Relations" label awarded to Societe Generale SA (France) from "Médiation Inter-entreprises", "Médiation des Marchés Publics" and CDAF (Compagnie des Dirigeants et Acheteurs de France). This label certifies, further to an on-site audit of our practices carried out by a rating agency, that our organisation and managing actions give reasonable guarantee of compliance with the objectives and commitments defined in the requirements of the Label.

2013 The Group is a founding member of the Charter of Best Practices for procurement of private security services

The Group is a founding member of the Charter of Best Practices for procurement of private security services (guarding, cash transportation, remote surveillance), created under the auspices of the Interior Ministry.

2014 Signataire de la Charte « La Belle Compétition » pour les appels d’offres Agence de communication - Annonceur

2015 Considering the results of the annual follow-up evaluation, the Awarding Committee decided to renew the "Responsible Supplier Relations" label

Considering the results of the annual follow-up evaluation, the Awarding Committee decided to renew the "Responsible Supplier Relations" label for Societe Generale for 3 years. To date, only 37 of the 1600 signatories of the Charter are certified with this label.

2016 Societe Generale was awarded the Prompt Payment Prize

Societe Generale was awarded the Prompt Payment Prize for corporations during the 3rd edition of the “Prompt Payment Conference and Awards” by Emmanuel Macron, then Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Sector in June 2016.

2019 Societe Generale received the Supplier Relations and Responsible Purchasing label, aligned with the ISO 20400 Responsible Purchasing international standard

Societe Generale France has unanimously received the renewal of the Supplier Relations & Responsible Purchasing label. Since October 2017, the label has been reinforced by the ISO20400: 2017 Responsible Purchasing standard. This label is awarded by public authorities and issued jointly the Médiation des entreprises (French business mediation office) and the Conseil national des achats (French national procurement council) for a period of 3 years. It demonstrates the commitment of companies to establish lasting and balanced relationships with their suppliers.

In the event of a dispute, you can contact the Group’s Internal Mediator free of charge

Contact : Societe Generale Internal Mediator of Inter-Company Relations SEGL/DIR Tours Société Générale 75886 Paris Cedex 18 Mail : mediation.par@socgen.com