Elisa has been invited to join the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) of telecommunication operators, who conduct combined corporate social responsibility (CSR) audits across ICT suppliers. Collaboration between the largest operators promotes sustainable sourcing globally.
JAC aims to verify, assess and develop the corporate social responsibility implementation across the manufacturing centres of important multinational suppliers of the ICT industry. The members share resources and best practices to develop long term CSR implementation in the ICT supply chain at international level.
Since its foundation JAC has conducted over 482 audits in 33 countries. Collaboration has significantly increased the number of audits and increased corrective actions, driving a higher CSR standard across the supply chain.
“We cooperate with several thousands of suppliers and subcontractors globally. Supply chains are complex and often not very transparent. Thus active cooperation and collaboration with suppliers is important ensuring that our quality, security and responsibility goals can be reached”, says Susanna Kraft Vice President, Procurement at Elisa.
“We strive for continuous improvement of our responsibility operations. Joining JAC strengthens our auditing capabilities giving us great network and learning opportunity about industry level best practices in responsibility for supply chain”, says Minna Kröger, Corporate Responsibility director at Elisa.
The Joint Audit Cooperation was founded in 2010 by Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Telecom Italia. Currently, the association encompasses a total of 17 Telecom Operators: AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Elisa, KPN, MTC, Orange, Proximus, Rogers, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telia Company, Telstra, VEON, Verizon and Vodafone. More about the JAC initiative: www.jac-initiative.com
More about Elisa’s corporate responsibility and responsible sourcing at https://corporate.elisa.com/responsibility/
Further information:
Ms Susanna Kraft, Vice President, Procurement, tel. +358 50 66994, susanna.kraft@elisa.fi
Ms Minna Kröger, Director, Corporate Responsibility, tel. +358 50 572 7620, minna.kroger@elisa.fi
Elisa is a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services. We serve approximately 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers, and have over 6.2 million subscriptions in our extensive network. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor, among others, enables globally competitive services. Our core markets are Finland and Estonia, and we also provide digital services for international markets. Elisa’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2018, our revenue was EUR 1.83 billion euros, and we employed 4,800 people. As a responsible Finnish market leader, our operations are guided by continuous improvement. Further information on www.elisa.com, Facebook (@elisasuomi) and Twitter (@ElisaOyj)