We demand commitment from our suppliers and service providers
The same applies to our partners: They have to comply with ecological, ethical and social standards. We demand that of them.
The sustainability agreement describes in detail the principles and requirements for our suppliers and external service providers. And they have to demand commitments from their supply chains.
- Our procurement manual insists they make their suppliers sign a sustainability agreement.
- Compliance is audited annually by spot checks on suppliers.
- When buying goods, the rule is that where there is equal value for money we normally give preference to products with recognised environmental badges.