Suppliers & purchasing
In 2020, we updated our work with supplier evaluations. Suppliers must approve Lindab's supplier principles. An evaluation is carried out and an audit can also take place on site.
Lindab's suppliers, where we have purchases for more than 25 kEUR, have been analyzed. The process is adapted to the risk classification of the supplier's country based on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Suppliers in countries with medium risk are examined more than suppliers in countries with low risk. For suppliers in high-risk countries, an audit will be carried out on site by an external partner. Based on the evaluation, we then help suppliers to improve their quality and sustainability work.
At the end of 2020, the first audit was carried out at a supplier in a high-risk country. The new process is being introduced for all companies in the Group. The goal is to only work with evaluated suppliers classified with low or medium risk.