Encompassing the entire procurement process, our Group-wide sustainable procurement strategy is put into action using internal and external performance indicators and management tools.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct is part of the General Terms and Conditions for Purchasing and must therefore be accepted by our suppliers. Ethical, social, and ecological principles as well as fundamental human rights are codified in this Code of Conduct.
With our Supplier Code of Conduct, we have made a commitment to complying with the fundamental principles and standards set forth by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the UN Global Compact.
The Group Policy on Avoiding Corruption, the Statement on Extractives, and the list of prohibited materials are binding on our suppliers, too. For our strategic suppliers who exhibit a higher CR risk, we have on-site audits conducted regularly by external auditors to check compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct.
Implementation in the company
* As of mid-2018, we are no longer using our supplier sustainability questionnaire in the pre-qualification process. Instead, we now demand a commitment from all our suppliers to uphold our comprehensive Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC).