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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Supplier relationships KPI

The percentage of audited procurement volume increased from 29% in the previous year to 31% in 2019. At the same time, the percentage of procurement volume covered by EcoVadis img increased slightly to 45 percent. A supplier prequalification process via the Supplier Management Portal (SMP) took place for 61% of the procurement volume in 2019. Prequalification is mandatory for all suppliers for which we anticipate an order volume of more than 100,000 euros.

Reporting against standards

The Sustainable Procurement ESG img  KPI img  together with information about our strategic approach fully covers the GRI 414-1 (Supplier Social Assessment) GRI indicators. We also comply with criterion 17 (Human Rights) of the German Sustainability Code. The KPI  is also relevant for the EFFAS indicator (V28-04) and for criteria 1 (Opportunities and Risks), 3 (Sustainability Goals), 4 (Value Added Chain) and 6 (Rules and Processes) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting in accordance with the Global Compact  Principles 1 (Supporting and respecting human rights), 2 (No complicity in human rights abuses) and 5 (Effective Abolition of Child Labor).