Our supply chain is global, and legislation, culture and tradition can affect labour practices in different directions. We strive to find business partners that share our values concerning human rights, labour standards and health and safety. Labour practices assessment is part of our new evaluation system and is to be made before on-boarding of new suppliers of direct material. We have started to roll out new procedures and tools to the companies within the NIBE Group, but as the procurement organisation to a large extent is decentralised, it will take some years before this will be fully implemented. For existing suppliers we are planning assessment according to the same procedures and criteria as we use for new suppliers.
16% (percentage is calculated on suppliers of both indirect and direct material)