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Progress 2018: Responsible procurement

21 February 2019
Responsible procurement

International companies’ purchasing decisions impact environmental and social conditions around the world. We work to manage the risk of supplier non-compliance with our Third Party Code of Conduct damaging trust in our brand. Our main focus is on suppliers in high-risk categories and countries, and we are expanding our processes to include the important supplier category trucking for our transportation and logistics activities.

Ambition

To manage the risk of supplier non-compliance with our Third-Party Code of Conduct.

Targets 2018

Ensure compliance with Third-Party Code of Conduct. Introduce country risk as additional criteria for engagement. Introduce assessment approach to the high-risk category ‘terminals’ (note: the last two targets replace a previous target. This change was made as part of a re-evaluation of the Responsible Procurement programme in 2018).

Progress 2018

Performed 40 audits and 1,029 self-assessments of suppliers. Added high-risk countries as criterion for engagement. Further integrated pre-qualifier questionnaire for trucking. Piloted an assessment approach for terminals. Conducted focused training on labour relations.

Targets 2019

Ensure compliance with Third-Party Code of Conduct. Sharpen the focus on risk management through risk score methodology. Align supplier due diligence processes across segments in a consistent manner.

Read more on page 32 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

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