Three steps to a sustainable supply chain
Step 1: Supplier selection
suppliers have been evaluated through our factory inspections since 2010. Based on the findings, we have initiated 3,975 improvement measures.
Step 2: Risk online platform. For some suppliers, we also conduct on-site audits, referred to as social audits. We look not only at our direct suppliers, but also at our suppliers’ sub-suppliers as much as possible. In order to gain more transparency in our supply chain and to minimize possible risks, we work closely with other companies that source goods from mutual suppliers. To that end, we have joined with 17 other telecommunications companies to form the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC). Since 2010, we have carried out 584 audits and 3,975 improvement measures within the framework of the JAC. Some 1.3 million employees have benefited from the improvements achieved.
management and control
18 percent growth in workplace satisfaction among employees of a supplier taking part in our development program in 2019.