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 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.
The Sustainable Procurement ESG 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).KPI together with information about our strategic approach fully covers the GRI