As announced in the 2019 CR Report, we changed our sustainability performance metric for procurement in 2020 in order to meet the increasing requirements of our stakeholders. To this end, one of the steps we took was to define two new ESG KPIs: "Procurement Volume Without CR Risk" and "Order Volume Verified as Non-Critical". The Procurement Volume Without CR Risk ESG KPI – for which the target is 95 percent by 2025 – measures the procurement volume from direct business partners on whom an established external service provider carried out checks in the reporting period for negative reports in the media and found no irregularities. It also includes suppliers for whom irregularities were identified, but where corresponding corrective action was taken. The share of this procurement volume subjected to a risk assessment amounted to 99.6 percent in 2020.
The new KPIs replace the previous indicators “Sustainable procurement” and “Top 200 CR-qualified suppliers.”