Sustainable Purchasing Policy
We employ a wide range of measures to ensure that we do not source or use any raw materials from socially, ethically, or ecologically questionable sources. Sustainability is a fixed part of our purchasing policy and is defined in our Code of Conduct.
We only select suppliers that comply with rigorous procurement guidelines as per our Supplier Policy. Suppliers not only have to demonstrate that raw materials meet our strict quality requirements. They must also unreservedly respect human rights, labor laws, and international trade law, and provide proof that their raw materials come from "conflict-free" sources and meet strict environmental requirements. We have taken part in a pilot study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and have implemented the "Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas."