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Responsible procurement

Responsible procurement
We have a great number of suppliers in various countries. We work closely with them to develop their sustainability practices and processes.

Responsible cooperation ensures a sustainable value chain ​

Suppliers are our valuable partners. We want to be a responsible and trusted partner, so we also work closely with our suppliers to ensure a socially, environmentally and economically responsible value chain. We have a continuous dialogue on supplier innovations and ways to support our customers’ business.

In order to involve our suppliers in the battle against climate change, we have set a target that 30% of suppliers in terms of spend set science-based emissions targets by 2025. We have also set a target for logistics to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2025.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets the standards that we expect our suppliers to follow. It is the starting point for any new or existing business relationship, and it covers areas such as health and safety, child and forced labor, human rights, anti-corruption, compliance with laws and regulations, environment and climate change, and more. We expect our suppliers to make every effort to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct.

You can download the Metso Outotec Supplier Code of Conduct here.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Supplier audits & development​

One way to ensure and support compliance with the Metso Supplier Code of Conduct is to conduct supplier sustainability audits. We have developed an annual auditing program that identifies the suppliers to be audited based on a supplier sustainability risk assessment.

Metso Outotec’s third-party audits cover many aspects of sustainability, including safety, environment, product safety, labor and other human rights, and risk management. Prior to the audit, the suppliers are asked to complete an audit sustainability self-assessment in an online portal. Based on the audit findings, we agree on corrective action plans together with the supplier after each sustainability audit. We follow up on the implementation of the corrective actions on the agreed time schedule.

In addition to auditing, we use other means to engage with suppliers and support them in improving their sustainability performance. For instance, supplier sustainability days are organized to create awareness and to train our suppliers. Through active communication, training events and process improvement, we help suppliers in their development towards more sustainable operations.

To provide sustainability training for the whole supply base, we have created a Supplier sustainability e-learning that provides information about Metso Outotec supplier sustainability expectations, Metso Outotec Supplier Code of Conduct and sustainability during the supplier on-boarding process.