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In our numerous projects and initiatives, we demonstrate how we practise entrepreneurial responsibility. Sustainable and holistic: Covering our products and buildings, right through to our suppliers, customers and employees.
Our advanced management approach allows us to practice responsibility the digital and cooperative way.
In addition to quality requirements, the check for possible risk factors includes in particular environmental standards and social obligations, such as e.g. energy management or occupational health and safety, and also compliance topics such as anti-corruption and competition law. Our suppliers’ details are recorded using a simple digital questionnaire and evaluated in a qualification matrix. If the requirements are met, this increases tendering chances on our SAP Ariba platform. This also includes:
Only when these prerequisites have been met can a business relationship be initiated. Here, the supplier benefits from the following advantages:
We utilise an early warning system for risk assessment during the partnership. The system provides up-to-date on risks in relation to creditworthiness, supply and quality performance, and also sustainability. Furthermore, it highlights breaches in work practices and human rights, and also environmental risks:
The early warning system enables a qualified risk assessment based on reports. The corresponding overall score per risk criterion is crucial here and serves as a basis for supplier discussions. The aim is to reduce the number of high-risk suppliers. The results of the risk assessment are regularly included in both the monthly purchasing reports and in the higher-level supplier assessment.