Discover our sourcing tools and learn about each step in our sourcing process, from initial contact to invoice payment.
1. Making contact
Buyers work with representatives from Societe Generale's businesses to establish a list of suppliers for each call for tenders.
Societe Generale is ready to listen to innovative proposals. Do you want to tell us about your products and services? Do not hesitate to contact us, you will always get an answer!
2. Meeting our criteria
- Know Your Supplier (KYS): checks on financial situation, regulatory compliance and reputation
The purpose of the KYS process is to ensure that your participation in the RFPs, and partnership throughout the contract term, is compatible with the regulatory obligations and the social commitments of the Group. Therefore, Societe Generale performs checks on your financial situation, compliance and reputation. In this context, the Group reserves the right to ask you for any information deemed necessary.
- CSR assessment of suppliers and the products & services
To ensure compliance with its Responsible Sourcing strategy, Societe Generale includes specific CSR criteria in the selection of products and services in order to mitigate the environmental and social risks identified for the categories of products and services purchased. These CSR criteria are then evaluated and the score is taken into account in the selection grids of the RFP. Also, an evaluation of suppliers' environmental and social commitments and undertakings is required for some categories.
3. Participating in tenders
All competitive processes are carried out online using the sourcing tools. This approach guarantees the transparency and fairness of the requests for proposals.
In addition to price, the Group looks at the total cost of ownership, including factors linked to quality, deadlines and related costs (maintenance, training, recycling, etc.)
- Invoice compliance
Invoices must be sent to the address specified in the contract (with the order reference and/or the contract number) or supplied by the client contact (with the paying account and the name of the sponsor).
- Invoice payment
Societe Generale is committed to reducing payment terms to under 30 days for invoices that conform to the Group's payment policy. To minimise the payment times of your invoices, we suggest you use the dedicated electronic payment platform TradeShift.
- Tracking invoices
The TradeShift platform allows you to follow every stage of the payment process of your invoice as well as real-time communication.
For any further question about invoice processing, contact the dedicated team at +33 (0)1 42 14 50 50 and on the My E-Finance portal
5. Developing our relations
The Global Account Program helps the Group deepen its relationship and work with you to identify opportunities for future expansion.
For more information
Societe Generale works with large international groups, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to fill its diverse purchasing needs. With all the suppliers of the Group, it aims to maintain close-knit relationships built on trust.
The sustainable sourcing policy materializes through long-term actions plans involving all the stakeholders of the value chain (requestors, buyers and suppliers).