We demand commitment from our suppliers and service providers
The same applies to our partners: They have to comply with environmental, 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 group procurement manual defines the signing of the sustainability agreement by the relevant suppliers as prerequisite of establishing business relationships.
- Compliance is audited annually by spot checks on suppliers.
- The rule is that where there is comparable value for money we give preference to regional partners.