Orange Suppliers Forum 2024 – replays

Here are the videos of the Orange Supplier Forum, held online on February 1, 2024.




Our strategy “Lead the Future_”

(77 min)

The 2024 edition of the Orange Supplier Forum is distinguished by the intervention of Christel Heydemann (CEO) accompanied by Laurent Martinez (CFO) led by Sylvie Babikian, (Group Purchasing and Supply Chain Director), followed by Béatrice Felder (Buyin CEO), Elizabeth Tchoungui (CSR) and Bruno Zerbib (CTIO) to address the challenges related to inflation, international conflicts and climate change.

Orange is focusing on innovation and cooperation with its partners to maintain its competitiveness and achieve its carbon neutrality target by 2040.

Close collaboration with suppliers is essential to jointly address CSR, technological and financial challenges, with a focus on concrete solutions such as the circular economy and improving the energy performance.


Business impact of CSR criteria for Procurement

(45 min)

  • Supplier Sustainability Scorecard and its impact on supplier selection
  • Sercomm’s testimony on new CSR standards following a request from Orange 
  • Product design at ACOME for greater  sustainability through innovation
  • Challenges associated with the adoption of new CSR standards and on ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues within companies
  • Collaboration is essential to align mutual expectations


Cross industrial CSR challenges for business opportunities

(45 min)

Corporate market (B2B) and expectations of end customers

  • Environmental and social objectives for the energy, for industrial and telecommunications sectors
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as a differentiating factor and a lever for gaining market share



Purchase decision-making based on carbon Total Cost of Emission

(30 min)

Carbon Emission (TCE): purchasing decision-making tool based on the carbon footprint of a product or service, developed within Orange group purchasing since the end of 2022.

  • Quantification of CO2e emissions over the entire life cycle of products or services 
  • Identify carbon reduction levers in partnership with suppliers and specifiers

Supplier testimonials highlight the positive impact of TCE on reducing the carbon footprint while optimising costs.


Carbon & finance expectations with Circular economy for IT & Networks

(45 min)

The circular economy for network and IT equipment allows cost optimisation, carbon saving and improving the use of raw materials.

Orange focuses on a circular industrial strategy in partnership with the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and strategic suppliers such as Nokia which shares its own experience of transformation towards more circularity.

Spirit of collaboration & coopetition are essential to initiate this paradigm shift.


Innovating the Smartphone Circular Economy

(45 min)

The circular economy applied to smartphones is a strategic focus for Orange to contribute to the reduction of our scope 3.

  • Increased sales of reconditioned terminals (10% by 2025)
  • Strengthen partnerships for our circular offers (Recommerce testimony)
  • Ensure compliance with European Union regulatory directives


Human rights reinforcement for procurement

(30 min)

Profound changes in the way we approach respect for human rights in our supply chain by insisting on continuous improvement and adaptation of our suppliers using innovative methodologies.

PricewaterhouseCooper (pwc)’s testimony on changing global regulatory requirements and risks and opportunities for innovation in addressing human rights.

L’Oréal testimony highlighting the importance for suppliers to identify human rights risks and to adopt a proactive approach in their CSR readiness process.


Upstream transportation: carbon emissions reporting and implementation of decarbonization actions

(45 min)

Sharing supplier initiatives to measure and reduce emissions from upstream transport (from supplier sites to Orange delivery points) such as rail transport and biofuel.

Partnership, transparency and cooperation are crucial to achieve transport emissions reduction targets.


Social inclusive procurement for business impact

(45 min)

The impact of inclusive purchases beyond the purchasing scope is illustrated by Auticon’s testimony, which deploys commercial differentiation on the value of “inclusion” and an approach to obtaining appropriate corporate approval.

Airbus shares its vision of diversity and disability as an element of attractiveness for “recruiting young people to manufacture the aircraft of tomorrow”.IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

Orange France analyses the difficulty of developing inclusive purchasing from disability companies as a form of resistance to change.


Home device industrial strategy for technical & environmental efficiency

(45 min)

A whole value chain has taken action to reduce the carbon footprint of Orange’s Boxes thanks to the collaboration between Buyin’s supply partner, box seller, Orange marketing and Orange Innovation.

The establishment of innovative means and future perspectives are at the heart of these exchanges.


LCA insights for environmental innovation

(45 min)

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is an essential tool for Orange and its partners.Among other things, it makes it possible to assess progress in product design but requires great rigour in its implementation.

  • Imperative of education and skills development
  • Sharing the various methodologies used in LCAs
  • Vision of their intersection with the circular economy in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector

In particular, participants highlighted the criticality of data transparency and the collaborative efforts needed to establish common frameworks.


ITN industrial strategy for technical & environmental efficiency


(30 min)

Orange’s industrial strategy for networks and IT aims to improve the energy efficiency of deployed infrastructures while ensuring the reduction of carbon emissions in upstream and downstream activities.

Testimony from Ericsson and Dell Technologies on the energy efficiency of their new offerings.

The circular economy is also addressed through the use of eco-design (materials recycled into their products) and through the provision of reconditioned equipment.