Autoneum pursues the same values and principles in its supply chain as it does within its own boundaries. We are committed to continuously increase the transparency of our supply chain, working together with suppliers on improving their environmental, social and ethical performance. By sourcing responsibly, we aim to fulfill the expectations of both our customers and end consumers.
Vision 2025: Responsible Supply Chain Management
Autoneum operates 55 production facilities worldwide, thus creating substantial demand in materials and services. Our supplier universe currently consists of approximately 1250 direct spend suppliers and several thousand indirect spend suppliers. Autoneum requires all suppliers to sign and operate in accordance with its Code of Conduct for Suppliers, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The Code of Conduct for Suppliers defines key principles in the following areas: Human and Labor Rights, Health and Safety, Environment, Material Compliance and Business Ethics.
“Material Compliance is essential to protect the health and safety of the end consumers who drive cars equipped with Autoneum components.”
Our Material Compliance team ensures that the materials purchased and used in our products conform with both legal and customer requirements, such as REACH1 or GADSL2. Furthermore, the purchased materials also have to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act which requires all companies producing in the USA to ensure that the raw materials they use are not “conflict minerals” – i.e. gold or ores used for the production of tin, tantalum or tungsten –, tied in any way to the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).