We expect from our suppliers that they follow the same principles concerning precaution and environmental responsibility as we do, and therefore we also evaluate suppliers on their environmental performance. We still need to increase the number of environmental evaluations and work is ongoing to introduce new tools to support the purchasing departments to carry out evaluations in a less time consuming but still effective manner.
Of our new suppliers, 12%* were evaluated on environmental performance. That is an increase compared to 2015 of two percentage points.
*Percentage is calculated on suppliers of both indirect and direct material.
Outcome of evaluations are not reported to Group and action plans are agreed upon between the local purchasing organisation and the supplier. We have no aggregated data to report at this point.