In order to achieve our sustainability goals and help our customers achieve theirs, our first steps need to be in our supply chain. By being clear about our social and environmental requirements at the sourcing stage, we make sure that all sustainability issues are on the agenda right from the start.
The focus area responsible purchasing is primarily about daring to set requirements, and following them up. We primarily do this through our Code of Conduct, which is now part of all new agreements. We also contact suppliers who have signed agreements with us before the Code of Conduct was put into place, and encourage them to agree to follow the guidelines provided by the Code of Conduct. Currently, 82% of our purchase value is covered by suppliers who have signed our Code of Conduct. We also work actively with follow-up visits to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct. You can read more about our sustainability work here.
Updated: R12 Q4 2021 (only measured at the group level)
Proportion of purchased value from suppliers who have agreed to comply with the commitments in Ahlsell’s Code of Conduct: 81%
Proportion of purchased value where the supplier’s sustainability work has been followed up and checked by Ahlsell: 50%