Bertrandt relies on partnership and cooperation with its suppliers. Together, we work to fulfil customer requirements and set up sustainable, shared procurement processes to our mutual benefit.
We treat each other with openness and honesty in a manner marked by respect and responsibility. We also expect this from our suppliers.
Our starting point for sustainability is given by the 10 UN principles for a more inclusive and sustainable economy that benefits all people, societies and markets. The ten principles are the basic framework for our activity; it is from these that we derive the measures we take to attain sustainability.
Our internal guidelines are anchored bindingly in our corporate policy.
Below are the Bertrandt Group’s expectations and requirements of suppliers:
- Compliance with national and international laws and standards
- Respecting and promoting ethical behaviour. No sanctions against whistleblowers
- Reliable fulfilment of contracts and agreements
- Consideration for requirements relating to export control and economic sanctions within the entire supply chain
- Respecting and upholding human rights, including the fundamental workers’ rights enshrined in applicable national legislation
- No forced or child labour
- Countering all forms of discrimination. This means, in particular but not exhaustively, no discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, skin colour, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, origin, physical or mental impairment
- Compliance with the law governing working hours and remuneration in harmony with the valid national laws
- Effectively grounding occupational safety and health promotion in company processes
- Protecting third-party property, including preventing the use of counterfeit parts
- Upholding all valid national and international environmental protection standards
- Continuously minimising environmental burdens, setting up and applying a suitable environmental management system including the conscientious handling of natural resources, the controlled use of fuels, auxiliary and raw materials and responsible chemicals management aimed at minimising environmental dangers and health risks
- Being seriously engaged in acting sustainably, saving energy and resources, and being environmentally conscious
- Prevention of all forms of corruption, bribery, coercion and influence peddling in the supply chain
- Compliance with national and international competition law including the prevention of price-fixing or other cartel-like behaviour
- Promotion of safety consciousness and avoidance of risks to humankind and society
- Compliance with valid data protection laws
GTC for suppliers
The GTC for suppliers can be found on our GTC page.