Suppliers represent an important link in our value chain. For this reason, we have established environmental and social standards for members of our supply chain as part of our responsible sourcing policy. We work together with a large number of suppliers and subcontractors. The complexity of present-day supply chains obliges us to concentrate our efforts with respect to sustainability on the elements directly upstream from MTU.
We have established a binding Code of Conduct for Suppliers that forms the basis of all contracts with our suppliers. It defines the social and environmental standards we require them to observe, which are identical to those we apply ourselves. They include respecting human rights as laid down in international accords, complying with workplace standards, protecting the environment and warding off corruption.
The Code of Conduct for Suppliers is based on the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and is a fixed element of all contracts. Each contract signed by a supplier includes the commitment to abide by these principles. The Code of Conduct for Suppliers plays an important role in integrating sustainability issues in the procurement process. We expect our suppliers to communicate MTU’s standards to their own supply chains and take measures to ensure that they are complied with.