How Does Tikkurila Ensure The Responsibility Of Its Suppliers?
We only cooperate with suppliers that have been approved by our principles for supplier collaboration and make a group-level agreement with our most significant suppliers. By the end of 2018, 45 (2017: 43) % of raw material and packaging material purchases were covered with the Group agreement.
Our principles, based on our values, Code of Conduct and Corporate Responsibility program, for supplier collaboration define our expectations with regards to quality, safety and the environment as well as to procurement matters from the selection and assessment of suppliers to the continuous improvement of the cooperation.
Tikkurila monitors and assesses supplier collaboration on a regular basis through evaluation and auditing processes. During 2013–2018, Tikkurila has audited 47 suppliers. The audits and evaluations look into the suppliers’ order, delivery and production processes, quality control measures, environmental and safety protocol as well as the suppliers’ social responsibility and ethical business practices, such as their practices with regard to human rights, bribery and anti-corruption.
To enhance and follow-up on sustainable chemicals management, the Tikkurila Supplier guidelines set principles for supplier cooperation. According to these guidelines, Tikkurila expects its suppliers to work actively on removing raw materials that are hazardous to the environment or health and minimizing the environmental impact of their operations in the whole supply chain, including packaging and transports.