Integrated part of Heidelberg Materials' strategic objectives
The Heidelberg Materials Sustainability Commitments 2030 emphasise the importance of responsible sourcing and supplier sustainability for our purchasing activities. In accordance with our social and environmental responsibility, our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out comparable standards which are enforced through our Global Supplier Sustainability Initiative. Supplier compliance with these standards will enable us to realise long-term collaborations, working towards a more sustainable, responsible future.
We work towards a sustainable approach for the products and services that we sell and/or purchase. Our goal is to increase transparency throughout the entire supply chain so we can fully understand and measure our social and environmental footprint, and improve HeidelbergCement’s sustainability performance. Through this supplier-orientated initiative, our objective is to establish a globally standardised supplier base in terms of sustainability to ensure Heidelberg Materials fulfils its responsibility as a buyer.
To ensure a reliable and responsible supplier qualification, we collaborate with Avetta. Avetta is a global assurance programme provider that has been monitoring the safety, qualification and social responsibility of companies for more than 15 years. They inform, train and assist suppliers in complying with Code of Conduct and sustainability requirements. This support allows us to reliably assess and evaluate our suppliers with respect to our sustainable supply chain standards.
Two major steps are involved in this process: assessments and audits