In 2019, external auditing firms conducted 84 on-site social audits on our behalf – 26 at our direct and 58 at our indirect suppliers. We let the supplier know the approximate time of the audit in advance (“semi-announced audit”). This is necessary to make sure that relevant contacts in key functions are present for the audit. In 2019, we also commissioned qualified supplier experts to conduct another 20 internal audits. On top of that, we completed 20 mobile surveys, which give our suppliers’ employees the opportunity to provide anonymous information about the social and ecological situation at their company. The surveys are primarily used to gain an initial impression of the local working conditions in order to then initiate further measures as needed, such as dedicated on-site reviews (social audits).
|Number of reviews||Number of findings||Number of completed findings|
|Social audits(via external audit firms)||84||567||165|
|Social audits (via internal auditors)||20||309||98|
|CDPsupply chain **||204||-||-|
*Mobile surveys with selected suppliers as a supplementary, innovative review method