Responsible sourcing program
- Better solutions
- Better company
- Better living
- For the better 2020 Results
The Electrolux Responsible Sourcing Program is responsible for the management of sustainability-related topics throughout our supply chain.
The program is managed by a team of in-house supply chain specialists and focuses on four types of activities:
- Policy awareness and initial evaluations – to communicate our policies, conduct initial sustainability and risk evaluations of prospective suppliers, and potentially conduct an audit of each supplier as part of the initial sourcing decision.
- Regular supplier risk assessments – conducted annually together with Purchasing, with a focus on suppliers in high (and medium) risk countries (see related content below) and based on our Responsible Sourcing criteria and sourcing data. The assessments help the Electrolux Responsible Sourcing team decide which suppliers should participate in audits or other activities. Prioritized suppliers should be subject to an audit at least every second year with follow-ups as needed to secure improvement. Audits are carried out by our internal team or external auditing companies.
- Supplier capacity building – online and in-person capacity building initiatives. Training focuses both on creating understanding of the Electrolux principles as well as increasing knowledge of important sustainability topics among companies and individuals in our supply chain and wider industry.
- Making performance count – supplier evaluations and audits are used in formal sourcing decisions. Disqualified and uncooperative suppliers are subject to an escalation process. This process involves reporting serious supplier non-compliances to Purchasing, and addressing non-compliances through mandatory corrective actions, as well as beyond compliance support activities such as capacity building. Responsible Sourcing data is also included in the regular formal performance tracking of strategic suppliers, and improvement progress is monitored.
Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people around the world, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million household products in approximately 120 markets every year. In 2019 Electrolux had sales of SEK 119 billion and employed 49,000 people around the world.
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