Malaysia

Sustainability in Procurement

Our focus is mainly on our suppliers, their products and services, and the supply chain as a whole.

In order to pursue sustainability in procurement we believe it is essential that our suppliers follow our commitment. Our Supplier Code of Conduct as well as the “Together for Sustainability” initiative play an important role for the integration and development of sustainability in procurement.

Chemical initiative "Together for Sustainability"

In order to enhance sustainability within the supply chain, several chemical companies joined forces in the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Both new and existing suppliers are selected and evaluated beyond the basis of economic criteria. 

Assuming responsibility

Our general approach towards all our suppliers is that we act responsibly and rely on our partners to act responsibly, too. Furthermore, we offer our support to partners in their efforts to meet their respective responsibilities. We conduct reviews based on sustainability risk assessments. Whenever we become aware of violations, we urge to end these. Where appropriate, we support our partners, civil society, or cross-industry initiatives for tackling related challenges together, on a broader basis of stakeholders. In other cases, we may choose to explore business alternatives and reserve the right to terminate business relations.