SSAB has updated its suppliers’ code of conduct (SCOC) to further clarify expectations towards suppliers, Kallanish hears from the steelmaker.
The new version of the SCOC includes topics such as human rights, modern slavery, biodiversity, recycling and fair competition and antitrust in alignment with international standards. “The updated SCOC allows us to better explain our expectations toward SSAB’s suppliers and the responsibility they have toward us,” says Christina Friborg, head of Sustainability at SSAB. “This is an important step in the sustainability journey that we want to take together with our suppliers.”
The company underlines that its approximately 20,000 suppliers are important in bringing SSAB closer to its own sustainability goals as well. The code is aligned with international conventions like the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, International Bill of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
“We continuously review our suppliers’ sustainability efforts as sustainability criteria are key when taking our purchasing decisions,” says Lisa Lidén, sustainability manager for procurement. SSAB’s suppliers will be able to download the new supplier code of conduct at www.ssab.com/suppliers.
Christian Koehl Germany