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.
In scope are suppliers operating in risk regions or industries.