At Schmitz Cargobull we understand sustainability to mean successful economic activity with full consideration given to society and the environment. That’s why our strategy for sustainability in purchasing is applied at every step of our decision-making processes.
The basis for these efforts are national and international guidelines such as
• the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
• the principles of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
• the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct and
• the German government’s Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (LkSG).
This forms the framework of our current sustainability measures. The LkSG comes into force for Schmitz Cargobull on 1 January 2023.
We are thus committed as Supply Management to fulfilling our due diligence obligations and to creating transparency along the supply chains. Here, special focus is placed on human rights and environmental issues. We have already initiated a number of internal processes and defined standards for this purpose.
Sustainable supplier and risk management
Alongside Schmitz Cargobull’s already established risk management we have also developed a risk management process for our supply chains in Supply Management. This process helps us gain a detailed and transparent overview of the social and environmental risks of our suppliers and partners. It also enables our buyers to react and initiate measures immediately and in a targeted manner. Our active suppliers and partners go through a screening process, after which they are sorted into risk categories. Depending on the characteristics noted, measures are automatically initiated, which can range from questionnaires through to certifications and audits.
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