Suppliers

Our Supplier Capacity Building objectives for 2020 include working with Biosativa Ltd., a medium-sized locally-owned enterprise in Serbia, and FitoMit Tim Ltd., a female-owned enterprise in Serbia, to increase their access to market through e-commerce and trading platforms developed by Roshem Impact, and through formal rural innovation program initiatives managed by the Roshem Impact team alongside the company’s partners.

Guiding Principles


Roshem Impact is committed to creating an inclusive procurement process whereby Diverse Suppliers have equal access to procurement opportunities published by the company through formal channels and calls for proposals including those published on Roshem.net

Roshem Impact commits to assisting Diverse Suppliers throughout their business development processes, and by providing education, opportunities and resources through in-person and online programs, including those available through the Roshem.net platform.

Roshem Impact commits to implement, develop and maintain key metrics to assess the impact of the Supplier Diversity Policies, Goals and Objectives initiative and to communicate the results of such impact measurement and management to stakeholders on a regular basis.

Key Suppliers for 2020:


Hootsuite – The company commits to managing its own social media profiles and its client profiles, including those maintained by CMTREX global, through the Hootsuite platform, a certified B Corporation. The company has a publicized B Corp assessment score of 84.9 and its directory profile states, “Hootsuite’s vision is to revolutionize communication via social media. With over 11 million customers including 744 of the Fortune 1000 they have the potential to change the way people around the world interact on a large scale. Being part of the B Corp movement is another lever to accelerate this and inspire other companies to join the movement.”

Biosativa Ltd. – The company commits to sourcing its organic hemp oils and other natural cold-pressed oils for the purpose of producing the company’s lines of organic cosmetics produced in partnership with Fito Mit Tim Ltd. as an investment project of the company. Biosativa grows and processes certified organic plant-based products, oils, seeds, and industrial hemp.

FitoMit Tim Ltd. – The company commits to a partnership with FitoMit Tim Ltd., a woman-owned company that produces natural organic cosmetics and fertilizers for organic production. Roshem Impact will produce a cosmetics product brand in collaboration with Fito Mit Tim, as well as an organic fertilizer brand, to be distributed locally and regionally across Serbia, and across Europe as part of the company’s partnership with CMTREX Global.

Prospective suppliers are invited to review the specific terms and conditions of contract and procurement policies of Roshem Impact in order to ascertain their current and future eligibility for specific Calls for Proposal on the Roshem Network.

Read our full Supplier Code of Conduct for 2020

Supplier Code of Conduct

Highlights from our 2020 Supplier Code of Conduct:


Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility: Roshem Impact expects its suppliers to publish information related to their initiatives to donate portions of their revenue or profit to specifically outlined, measurable and verifiable positive social impact initiatives. Roshem Impact further expects its suppliers to have, at a minimum, a clearly outlined and public commitment to specific Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives alongside clearly defined descriptions of the beneficiaries of such initiatives. Roshem Impact provides preference to suppliers that have an impact investing mandate with a clear investment strategy, and clear and achievable impact outcomes related to economic, social and environmental benefit.

Environmental: Roshem Impact expects its suppliers to have an effective environmental policy and to comply with existing legislation and regulations regarding the protection of the environment. Roshem Impact further expects its suppliers to maintain a commitment to achieving carbon neutrality and/or minimizing their carbon emissions, dependence on fossil fuels, while prioritizing a transition to renewable energy sources. Suppliers should wherever possible support a precautionary approach to environmental matters, undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourage the diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies implementing sound life-cycle practices, including technologies and solutions that further the development of a circular economy.

Deforestation: Roshem Impact hereby commits to refrain from engaging in business contracts or supply agreements with suppliers that are involved in deforestation activities, clear-cutting, or other unsustainable forestry management practices as related to the suppliers’s sourcing of commodities for the production of consumer or industrial products. Roshem Impact expects its suppliers to be dedicated to selling and developing products that are sourced from sustainable forestry products, conserve the natural environment, help maintain biodiversity and help improve the lives of workers in the supply chain. Roshem Impact provides preference to suppliers that maintain commitments to sourcing FSC Certified forestry products, recycled wood fibre products, and sourcing forestry products through sustainable local programs. Roshem Impact further prioritizes suppliers that choosing suppliers that are able to show demonstrable improvements in their forest, climate and water footprint through participating in schemes such as the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index. Roshem Impact recognizes and prefers suppliers that have been independently verified or audited by a third party with regards to their environmental impact, and those that have have wood sourcing policies in place to ensure the avoidance of sourcing products from ancient and endangered forests.

Technology Company Screening and Prioritization

Roshem Impact provides preference to technology companies and technology service providers that are/have:

  • Independently verified by a third-party for their commitment to positive social and environmental impact
  • Carbon neutral or making effective and documented progress towards a transition to renewable energy sources
  • Committed to positive social impact related to their Governance practices and their impact on their Workers
  • Published an impact report related to their economic, social and environmental performance
  • Established a clear and verifiable Sustainable Development program with progress documented according clearly defined targets and indicators
  • Established a clear Corporate Social Responsibility, Impact Investing, and/or Philanthropic program

In the absence of documentation and verifiable information related to the prioritization considerations outlined in this Article, Roshem Impact reserves the right to terminate the company’s business relationship with a technology company and/or technology service provider in favour of a supplier in this category that meets the standards outlined in this Article.

Sustainable Development Goals, B Corporation Certification, Agricultural Certification, Woman-owned Business: Roshem Impact hereby formally commits to prioritize suppliers who meet some or all of the following guidelines:

That the Company’s suppliers are:

  • Working to achieve specific Sustainable Development Goals and can document progress in accordance with specific targets and indicators, with priority given to those that are working towards: Sustainable Development Goal 2: No Hunger, Sustainable Development Goal Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production;
  • B Corporation certified;
  • Measure and manage their impact according to recognized third-party standards;
  • Certified organic, biodynamic or regenerative organic;
  • Woman-owned businesses.

Supplier Diversity: Roshem Impact commits to prioritizing woman-owned business suppliers, Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Enterprises, minority-owned businesses, and veteran-owned businesses.

Third-Party Verification: Roshem Impact provides preference to companies that have been formally verified for their positive social impact by an independent third-party standard, such as the B Impact Assessment.

Underrepresented Groups: Roshem Impact provides preference to suppliers that have and maintain formal commitments to serve underrepresented groups in South Africa, Serbia, and within the suppliers’ local regions of operations.