Continual improvement in supplier sustainability demands an approach and a commitment that extends beyond simply auditing compliance.
For years the Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by a civil war fueled by money from the mining of so-called ‘conflict minerals’. We have taken action to ensure we are not helping to finance the conflict through the metals present in our products.
As part of our commitment to health, safety and the environment, it is vitally important that our suppliers comply with all relevant requirements regarding the use of regulated substances.
We are redesigning our business processes and end-to-end value chains toward the circular economy, so that the more effective use – and re-use – of resources will help us create greater value and a more sustainable future.
With the diversity of our products and supply chains, we have to make sure that our sourcing practices are in line with what we stand for as a company, even if the source is several tiers away and we are not in direct partnership.