We require our suppliers to protect the environment and use resources responsibly. This is anchored in our “Code of Human Rights & Social Principles” and in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
As a form of verification, we request our suppliers to disclose information about their activities and we perform supplier audits (social audits). In these audits, we check whether our suppliers use an environmental management system, including a waste management system, and review how they manage their energy and water consumption. In addition, we explicitly check whether there is a management system in place to address the issue of conflict resources.