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In today’s globalized economy, we are involved with a multitude of suppliers, including some in parts of the world where basic values concerning human rights or the environment may be sacrificed to economic growth. As OSRAM will not tolerate a violation of those basic values, we are rolling out a combination of the OSRAM Code of Conduct and the auditing of suppliers to ensure these values are upheld.
Revised Code of Conduct for Suppliers
In 2005, OSRAM introduced a concise Code of Conduct for Suppliers formulating our core values on one page to ensure their visibility beyond mere ‘fine print’. While it has been amended since then, this still holds true today. In total, over 1500 suppliers have accepted our Code of Conduct. This rate of return constitutes 96 % of our key suppliers.
To keep the Code of Conduct from being a paper tiger, auditing is necessary. Therefore we implemented Corporate Responsibility aspects in our regular supplier auditing process. This includes several dimensions:
When auditing a supplier for the first time, usually a few discrepancies are noted. These are discussed together with the respective suppliers and recommendations for improvements are worked out. A re-auditing of the suppliers concerned is then conducted.
So far, no violations of our Code of Conduct were found that made a termination of business relationships necessary. The general feedback from our suppliers is positive – being an OSRAM supplier in good standing is obviously a source of pride for many of them.
One of the aspects of a sustainable supply chain that has gained special relevance lately is the issue of “conflict minerals”. For that reason, OSRAM has developed a policy to supplement our Code of Conduct for Suppliers.
On this page, you will find relevant information for you as a supplier of OSRAM.
|Code of Conduct for Suppliers||Adobe Acrobat||66.7 KB|
|OSRAM Business Conduct Guidelines||Adobe Acrobat||134.8 KB|
|Questionnaire: EHS and Social Responsibility Audit at Supplier/Subcontractor||Adobe Acrobat||17.8 KB|
|Network of responsibility (international version)||Adobe Acrobat||440.0 KB|