Our expectations in terms of sustainability
- People: Preserve the safety, dignity, fairness and integrity of people through their supply chain
- Planet: Reducing their impact on the planet and to
- Paint: Consistently innovating to deliver sustainable, impactful solutions for our paint and coatings portfolio
Together for Sustainability
As a member of Together for Sustainability (TFS) we have been proactively managing the sustainability performance and risk management of our suppliers since 2014.
The TfS initiative provides infrastructure for one-line assessments carried out by EcoVadis – the partner of TfS and AkzoNobel – and on-site audits.
Both programs are based on international standards and cover key sustainability areas like Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Health and Safety, Ethics and Responsible Supply Chains
The results of audits and assessments are shared across all TfS members, which helps our suppliers to limit the amount of assessment/audit.
1. Code of conduct
Human Right Due Diligence in the supply chain
Our commitment to respect human rights: Publicly endorse the UNGPs, Establish a human rights and responsible sourcing policy.
Identify and assess risks in your supply chain: The materials we have identified in our supply chain might be a starting point, however your due diligence process should not be limited to those
Increase traceability & transparency: Track back materials and products and the conditions under which they were produced through the supply chain. Gain information on upstream actors until so called “control points” and be transparent on your human right issues
Audit “point of transformation”: Ensure that control point are conducting due diligence on their upstream suppliers to reasonable determine that risk of adverse impact have been identified, prevented and mitigated
Increase leverage: Collaborate with peers, supply chain partners or industry initiative (e.g. Responsible Mineral Initiative)