Liberty Global, the largest international cable company, is home to well-known brands such as Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia KableBW and Telenet.
With a business centered on connecting people, Liberty Global has explored its own connections with its largest suppliers. July 2014 saw the publication of its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2013. Packed with information about the company’s CSR performance, the report delivers an insight into the relationship which Liberty Global is forging with its suppliers on environmental, social, human rights and ethical grounds. Liberty Global worked with EcoVadis to engage its suppliers in CSR monitoring, reporting and improvement. The initial campaign targeted 111 of its largest suppliers, representing 50% of its overall capital expenditure. Of these, 78 took part in an evaluation undertaken by EcoVadis which found that 11 were ‘at risk’. Liberty Global is now working with these suppliers using the Corrective Action Plan tools provided on the platform so that they may improve their business relationship.
Liberty Global found great benefits to the EcoVadis CSR evaluation of its major suppliers and is planning to expand the evaluation to another hundred of its other suppliers. With approximately 15,000 suppliers in its books, Liberty Global is paving the way for a truly engaged and responsible supply chain.
Learn more about Liberty Global’s Corporate Responsibility at http://www.libertyglobal.com/cr/
To read the complete CR report (in PDF form) from Liberty Global, please click on the link below: