• Sustainability along the supply chain

    The MAN Group’s procurement policy aims to reduce environmental and social risks in the supply chain while simultaneously optimizing material costs. The concept of sustainability along the supply chain is based on three main pillars: requirements, monitoring, and development, with the aim of minimizing and preventing negative social, environmental, and financial impacts in our supply chain.

    • The Volkswagen Group’s requirements vis-à-vis sustainability in supplier relations span a range of issues, including environmental protection, employee rights, fair market conduct, and transparent business relations, and have been a mandatory element of all contracts since 2015.
    • We use the Self Assessment Questionaire (SAQ) to help us identify risks early on. This sustainability questionnaire was jointly developed by ten OEMs within the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, and is continuously updated. We also commission independent auditors to conduct sustainability audits, which scrutinize our suppliers for compliance with environmental, social, and human rights standards.
    • This monitoring enables us to identify areas for improvement and guide our suppliers towards development opportunities, including an e-learning course offered by the VW Group.
    grafik-1.png
  • Supporting the local region

    By purchasing raw materials, goods, and services close to our production operations, we support local economic and social development. Growth potential leveraged by demand for goods and services by MAN has a positive impact on infrastructure: jobs are created and local incomes rise. Regional suppliers are also preferable from an environmental perspective, since transportation-related emissions are lower.

    grafik-2.png

Sustainability along the supply chain

The MAN Group’s procurement policy aims to reduce environmental and social risks in the supply chain while simultaneously optimizing material costs. The concept of sustainability along the supply chain is based on three main pillars: requirements, monitoring, and development, with the aim of minimizing and preventing negative social, environmental, and financial impacts in our supply chain.

  • The Volkswagen Group’s requirements vis-à-vis sustainability in supplier relations span a range of issues, including environmental protection, employee rights, fair market conduct, and transparent business relations, and have been a mandatory element of all contracts since 2015.
  • We use the Self Assessment Questionaire (SAQ) to help us identify risks early on. This sustainability questionnaire was jointly developed by ten OEMs within the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, and is continuously updated. We also commission independent auditors to conduct sustainability audits, which scrutinize our suppliers for compliance with environmental, social, and human rights standards.
  • This monitoring enables us to identify areas for improvement and guide our suppliers towards development opportunities, including an e-learning course offered by the VW Group.
grafik-1-mobile.png

Supporting the local region

By purchasing raw materials, goods, and services close to our production operations, we support local economic and social development. Growth potential leveraged by demand for goods and services by MAN has a positive impact on infrastructure: jobs are created and local incomes rise. Regional suppliers are also preferable from an environmental perspective, since transportation-related emissions are lower.

grafik-2-mobile.png