In addition to demanding high standards as regards quality, technological expertise as well as performance and competitiveness, the Audi Group expects its suppliers to strictly comply with sustainability requirements.
Managing the supply chain responsibly
With its procurement strategy, Audi is devoting more attention to sustainability in its supplier relationships. Here too, the sustainable procurement of commodities and a duty of care in the supply chain occupy a central role.
In order to maximize the benefit of synergy potential, we select suppliers in close consultation with Volkswagen Group Procurement.
Outsourcing to social institutions
Sustainable supplier management
Suppliers are expected to take responsibility themselves. For example, main suppliers are required to implement a certified environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and/or EMAS.
Due diligence along the supply chain
Volkswagen Group Policy on Sustainable Raw Materials
2 pages, EN
Supplier engagement and evaluation
The rating is already conducted before the contract is awarded to the supplier to obtain an insight into social, ecological and human-rights-related risks. It is based on an on-site check at the supplier’s place of production along with self-disclosures based on a standard questionnaire of the Drive Sustainability initiative. Through the evaluation, Audi aims to give the supplier an opportunity to identify potential for optimization and make improvements. In addition, looking to the future the aim is to outsource work only to companies that have a positive rating.
Developing suppliers and employees
Sustainability Report 2017
More about supplier management at Audi in the current Sustainability Report
87 pages, EN
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