Responsible supply chain management
Our focus is to ensure a sustainable and high supplier base performance on the basis of QDCI (Quality, Delivery, Cost Competitiveness, Innovation). With that, we want to contribute in meeting customer expectations.
We select our suppliers with care and on the basis of objective factors, such as quality, reliability, delivery and price. Each supplier is required to comply with laws and regulations and respect the international human rights.
We have established clear sustainability criteria for our suppliers. Criteria, which include environmental, health, safety and labour practices as well as compliance aspects, are being reviewed continuously. Of the topics in our supplier assessment checklist, about 20% are related to sustainability criteria.
We have clear processes and audit programmes for supplier management and collaboration development. Auditing and managing of sustainability-related issues are currently being integrated to the standard supplier management and audit progress. Of our new suppliers, 90 percent were audited against these criteria in 2016.