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Supply Chain

Sustainability in the supply chain

 Our HSEQ management process begins when raw materials and services are procured. Across the LANXESS Group, a global procurement directive defines how our employees should behave toward suppliers and their employees. in the reporting year, our procurement transactions involved around 18,000 suppliers. Based no the principles of the U.N. Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Responsible Care® and other corporate responsibility codes, we expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable national and other laws and regulations in order to safeguard the environment, ensure health and safety in the workplace and deploy appropriate labor and hiring practices. These provisions of our Supplier Code of Conduct are key criteria in our selection and evaluation of suppliers. A successful sustainability assessment and/or audit are a fundamental requirement for major new suppliers seeking to be included in our portfolio.
In order to further support the global rollout of the assessment process, we trained employees in India in the sustainability assessment of our suppliers. Also in countries where this training had already taken place in previous years. We familiarize new employees with the process and provide longer-serving employees with updates about any changes made in the interim.

Initiative "Together for Sustainability"

 As a founder of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, we aim to enhance supply chain transparency and thus further minimize procurement risks. This initiative aims to develop and implement a global audit program to assess and continuously improve sustainability activities along the chemical industry supply chain, focus on human rights, the prevention of child labor, working standards, occupational safety, environmental protection and business integrity. As the assessment and audit results are shard within the initiative, we once again had access to a substantially larger number of sustainability assessments (more than 6,500) and audit reports (around 680) at the end of assessed by TfS currently (2016) account for 60% (2015: 57%) of our relevant procurement spend.


Sebastian  Röhrig

Sebastian Röhrig
Head of Corporate Responsibility

Phone: +49 221 8885 1099

Fax: +49 221 8885 1769

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