Avendra’s Vision Statement Regarding Corporate Responsibility
Avendra seeks to understand the future implications of our actions by focusing on the economic, social and environmental impacts of our business decisions. We strive to support our customers’ corporate responsibility goals and to encourage our suppliers as we all embark on a shared journey towards sustaining the economy, environment, and community for future generations. We seek to achieve our business objectives while at the same time acting as a good corporate citizen.
Avendra’s Guiding Principles of Corporate Responsibility
We are focused on four key principles that will support our efforts within our own operations, as well as guide our interactions with our business partners.
At Avendra, we are very proud of our high ethical standards. In all of our interactions with customers, suppliers, associates, and other constituencies, integrity is at the forefront of our approach to business. We are committed to honesty and fairness in all of our business operations and have processes in place to help ensure all of our business dealings are conducted in an honorable manner.
Avendra is a for-profit business, but that doesn’t mean we look only at the bottom line. We believe we can achieve economic success while reducing our impact on the environment. In addition to looking for ways to operate our own business in a more sustainable manner, we are developing products, services, processes and knowledge that will help our customers and suppliers collaborate and operate their businesses in more sustainable ways as well.
We recognize our influence given the role we play within our clients’ procurement and supply chain operations. We seek to support the sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives of our customers, and to encourage our suppliers to balance environmental, social and economic considerations in their businesses and supply chains. To help further these endeavors, we have set up specific goals to help facilitate and track of these efforts.
At Avendra, our associates take part in community programs such as food and supply drives for homeless shelters and fundraising for local charities. Our community programs give associates the chance to get to know their co-workers in a different capacity, while experiencing the fulfillment that comes with giving back and helping others.