Sustainable supply (sustainable extraction/use and purchasing) covers methods of use/extraction of resources that aim at their efficient use e.g. by limiting operating waste and the impact on the environment, in particular during the use of energy and mineral materials (mines and quarries) or of agriculture and forestry for both renewable and non-renewable materials/energy. This pillar covers elements relating to private and public procurement (by companies and collectivities).
AFEP (the French Association of Large Companies) is an association representing 114 of the largest companies operating in France. AFEP’s objective is to foster a sustainable and business-friendly environment and to present the vision of its member companies to French public authorities, European institutions and international organizations.