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Groupe BPCE, the 2nd largest banking group in France, works with a large number of suppliers in all types of business category. Purchasing plays a key role in ensuring the Group's economic performance and forms an integral part of its responsible approach.

BPCE Achats, for a well-balanced relationship with its suppliers

BPCE Achats is an economic interest grouping (‘groupement d’intérêt économique’ or GIE) working for the benefit of its members – the Banques Populaires and Caisses d’Epargne, BPCE SA and the principal subsidiaries of Groupe BPCE – with a view to optimizing their external expenses and simultaneously enhancing their economic performance,

The GIE coordinates and manages synergies with the regionally-based purchasing teams by capitalizing on best practices adopted throughout the Group and by developing a culture of cooperation at a regional level.

2021 figures

39,646 suppliers


€3,6 bn purchases



Know Your Supplier – Supplier due diligence – the so-called ‘Sapin II’ law

The aim of the Sapin II law is to bring French legislation in line with the best European and international standards in the fight against corruption and, as such, contribute to developing a positive image of France internationally. The bill was adopted by the French Parliament on November 8, 2016, and then definitively validated by the Constitutional Council on December 8, 2016. 

In collaboration with the Group Compliance department, BPCE Achats has rolled out its ‘Know Your Supplier’ system (or KYS) with a view to ensuring that the entire Group complies with the obligations laid down by the Sapin II law.

The regular evaluation of suppliers’ integrity has therefore become a major challenge for Groupe BPCE. The new KYS system managed by BPCE Achats allows us to strengthen our knowledge of suppliers in order to improve the management of our risks.