NIBE expect the suppliers to follow the same principles concerning precaution and environmental responsibility as we do, and therefore we evaluate suppliers on their environmental performance. We still need to increase the number of environmental evaluations and work is ongoing to introduce our common tool to support the purchasing departments to carry out evaluations in a less time consuming but still effective manner. NIBE target is that all sites will use the new tool by 2020 and that 100 percent of our new suppliers of direct materials are evaluated accordingly before onboarding.
Of our new suppliers of direct material, 26 (12) percent were evaluated on environmental performance. That is a large increase compared to 2016.