The rental industry is committed to responsible business practices and high standards of sustainability.
The ERA Sustainable Supplier Framework aims to set the industry best practice guidelines and raise common practices across the industry in sustainability assessments of suppliers. The goals are to reduce the administrative burden from supplier assessments for rental companies and suppliers and provide rental company customers with a better understanding of how rental companies approach sustainable supply chains.
The framework helps rental companies to define minimum sustainability requirements and aspirations for all suppliers to rental companies, in the areas of:
Rental companies and suppliers wishing to use the ERA Sustainable Supplier Framework do not need to be members of the European Rental Association or one of national rental associations.
Read the press release here.
Read this page in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish or Spanish.
Supplier checklist (also available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish)
Background information (in pdf)
Description of the requirements (in pdf)
Rental companies have the choice of:
To show adherence to the framework, suppliers to a rental company can post the signed checklist and display the Sustainable Supplier Framework logo on their website. Alternatively, they may submit the checklist directly to the rental company.
ERA has developed an extended version of the framework (that is available on request). This questionnaire contains the same requirements and aspirations, but allows for taking into account for external verification and enables scoring of suppliers´ levels of adherence to the Framework.
We encourage rental companies to inform ERA if and how they use the framework. ERA would welcome information from suppliers once they declare adherence to the framework on their websites.
The ERA Sustainable Supplier Framework is provided as a good practice approach for use by rental companies and suppliers to the rental industry. Users of the framework shall be responsible for the proper adaptation of the framework for their own circumstances. All scores, conclusions, recommendations, and actions taken based on the use of the framework will depend on the effective adaption of the framework for the situation in which it is being used and consideration of other factors such as commercial arrangements and any local legislation which may not be expressly covered by the framework. Hence, no condition, warranty or representation, express or implied, is given as to the results achieved by use of the framework or subsequent decisions made based on the output from use of the framework. ERA cannot warrant the implementation of the framework and will not be liable for any consequential or indirect loss or claim which arises due to the use of the framework.