Procurement is at the start of all purchases, so we created Circular Sourcing to make the whole supply chain become circular and CO₂ neutral. Our ambition is to be recognized as a circular leader in the telecom sector globally and in Belgium as such by 2025.
To reach that goal we are creating partnerships with our suppliers by signing Circular Manifesto. Our Manifesto combines the “3 R’s” (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) with our aim to improve our CO₂ footprint even further down the supply chain. So far we have signed manifesto’s with 8 strategic suppliers and another 18 in progress, among which are important network, contractor and hardware suppliers like Ericsson, Omniremotes, Technicolor, HPE, Laurenti, icapps, TCS and many more. Our aim is to have circular goals with all our partners and Circular Sourcing will become part of our DNA and day-to-day.
Based on the philosophy of the Mac Arthur Foundation, Proximus is working cross-functional in all departments in a lean and agile way, implementing a new corporate culture to enable circular thinking and sourcing.
To promote circular sourcing, we have signed the Green Deal for Circular Purchasing in Flanders in 2017 and in Wallonia in 2019.