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Sustainable purchasing

At bioMérieux, we collaborate with our suppliers and subcontractors to deliver sustainable value creation.

We select them based on environmental, social, ethical and human rights compliance criteria; promote responsible practices in their operations; and engage them in an approach of continuous improvement.

Our commitments to our suppliers as well as our expectations of them are outlined in our Charter for Responsible Purchasing. We also expect all our partners to follow the principles set out in the Third Parties Business Principles  and encourage them to use external internationally recognized platforms to assess their CSR maturity. 

We rely on the EcoVadis rating agency to assess the CSR performance of our suppliers.

  • In 2023, 720 suppliers were rated, most of them strategic, representing more than 62% of purchasing expenditure. Of these, 630 suppliers met or exceeded the minimum expected score of 45/100.

bioMérieux’s Purchasing teams follow the Sustainable purchasing guidelines to integrate CSR in their activities and decisions.

Furthermore, bioMérieux was among the first companies in France to sign the Charter for Responsible Supplier Relations initiated by the French government’s Business-to-Business Mediation Department and the French Purchasing Association. The signatories of this charter demonstrate their commitment to apply best purchasing practices and to uphold their responsibilities in a relationship of mutual trust with suppliers, based on full knowledge of and respect for their respective rights and duties.