Societal commitment

Groupe PSA is mindful of its responsibility in host communities.

With revenues of €54.7 billion, presence in some 30 countries and 184,000 employees, the Group has a considerable economic and social impact on its host communities. Mindful of its responsibility, Groupe PSA leads a responsible purchasing policy, fosters ethical and transparent working  relationships and supports disadvantaged local communities in terms of integration and mobility.

Responsible purchasing policy

Groupe PSA, in its role as principal, works in favour of a responsible and sustainable supply chain. To that end, the Group relies on win-win partnership relations with its suppliers and a risk management system so as to minimise the environmental impact of its purchasing and maximise local sourcing.

Partnership relations with suppliers

With over 7,000 suppliers, €21 billion in purchasing and over one million orders a year, the management of supplier relations is central to the purchasing policy. It is based on a specific approach, “Excellence in supplier relations”, aimed at pooling the know-how of partners and establishing a long-term relationship with them as part of a continuous progress policy.

Controlling CSR risks in the supply chain

The Purchasing Department is equipped with tools to control CSR risks across its entire subcontracting chain. All the suppliers in the panel are required to formally draft their commitment to respecting Groupe PSA’s CSR principles by signing the charter entitled “PSA Group requirements on social and environmental responsibility with respect to its suppliers“. Through the charter, suppliers agree to promote these principles with their own suppliers and subcontractors and accept to be audited by external bodies. In its selection process, Groupe PSA takes account of the assessment of the CSR performance of suppliers made by a third party: EcoVadis.

 Optimising logistics

Logistics activity has a particularly strong impact on the environment, from local pollution (including sound pollution and emissions to air) through to global warming. As such, it is subject to a broad range of rationalisation and optimisation measures.

Favouring local sourcing

Increasing the local sourcing rate – i.e. the share of purchasing made locally – is a key objective for the Group, which is aiming for an 85% rate by 2025. Considerable progress still needs to be made in Russia (40%) and Latin America (67%).

Commitment to socially-responsible mobility

As a key factor in autonomy, development and progress, mobility is a fundamental right. Through its Foundation, sites and brands, Groupe PSA works to make mobility accessible to the greatest number.

The PSA Foundation

Since its creation in 2011, the PSA Foundation has backed over 400 projects aimed at placing mobility at the service of integration, the re-establishment of social ties, and access to culture and education. The Foundation is endowed with a €9.5 million budget over five years, a network of local delegates and around 200 sponsor-employees involved on an individual and volunteer basis. The projects in question mainly concern the creation of socially-responsible garages, socially-responsible driving schools and socially-responsible rental services.

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Sponsorship and philanthropy

The Foundation’s work is supplemented by the philanthropic initiatives of Groupe PSA’s sites, brands and subsidiaries. These initiatives are carried out at local level with the substantial involvement of employees to strengthen their local roots. Dozens of initiatives have been rolled out, among them “Imagination by Peugeot” in Argentina, a programme focused on education and environmental protection, and “Plato Val de Seine”, initiated by the Poissy site with view to helping local SMEs and micro-businesses to improve their performance.

Research and experiments

The City on the Move Institute, created by the Foundation in 2010, is a think tank tasked with developing research and experiments in social innovation on urban mobility and access to mobility.