For us at the DRÄXLMAIER Group sustainability is one of the most important building blocks of our corporate culture. That is why we assume responsibility together.
Sustainable Supply Chains make a significant contribution to the success of the DRÄXLMAIER Group and help us to achieve our environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Therefore we have extended our claim to meet the economic requirements as well as our ecological and social responsibility to our value chain.
We therefore expect the topic of sustainability to be just as important to our suppliers as it is to us. On the following pages our suppliers can learn more about the sustainability activities of the DRÄXLMAIER Group. With these requirements we are sure to meet the essential prerequisites for a joint cooperation.
Business Partner Code of Conduct Sustainability
The principles of our Business Partner Code of Conduct Sustainability represent the minimum requirement for all suppliers with regard to corporate ethics, environmental protection and resource conservation, as well as human rights and social standards. Acceptance of our Business Partner Code of Conduct Sustainability is assumed as the basis for joint cooperation. The Business Partner Code of Conduct for Sustainability together with the Supplier Self-Assessment forms our Sustainabiltiy-Check (S-Check).
Through standardized questionnaires from our partner IntegrityNext we create transparency and can better monitor and evaluate our suppliers with regard to key sustainability and compliance aspects. As of January 1, 2023, all companies that employ at least 3,000 workers in Germany are required to adequately comply with the human rights and environmental due diligence requirements set out in the law in their supply chains. With IntegrityNext we thus also fulfill the core elements of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. The supplier self-assessment together with the Sustainability Business Partner Code forms our Sustainability-Check (S-Check).
Reduction of CO2e Emissions
The CO2e data of your products are extremely important components for us to be able to carry out a CO2e balance of DRÄXLMAIER products and to work together with you on the continuous improvement of our climate targets. The CO2e footprint will also be an important criteria in future sourcing decisions.
An explanation of the calculation method can be found here:
Due diligence: regulations and standards
Identification of risks
To identify risks the DRÄXLMAIER Group pursues a specific sustainability risk filter. This filter takes into account geographical, political as well as product-specific risks. We receive significant input from continuous media screening of our suppliers.
The required self-disclosures and certificates from our suppliers are automatically obtained by our partner IntegrityNext. In addition our suppliers are monitored by social media monitoring and alerts of potential reputational risks are forwarded to us.
Our goal is to identify risks in the supply chain at an early stage and to minimize or eliminate them with defined measures. If our risk analyses identify violations of our sustainability requirements we reserve the right to conduct audits of our suppliers with regard to ecological, economic and social sustainability criteria.
Mutual trust and openness determine our business relationships. We therefore pay great importance to receiving appropriate information or notices from business partners, customers or those directly affected. We have established a complaints mechanism to identify any adverse effects in good time. Our compliance management is the direct point of contact. If you wish to remain completely anonymous please use the ombudsman's e-mail address directly. Inquiries can always also be submitted in the local language, so that everyone has an equal opportunity to make a comment.
Dealing with conflict materials
In politically unstable areas the trade in minerals can finance armed groups, promote forced labor and other human rights violations and support corruption and money laundering. These so-called "conflict minerals" of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are widely used in the automotive industry among others. Since 2010 the U.S. has introduced legislation via the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Regulations have also been created in the EU with the EU "Regulation on Minerals from Conflict Areas" which has been in force since 01.01.20201. The DRÄXLMAIER Group does not import any raw materials and therefore focuses its activities on direct suppliers. A standardized questionnaire is used to track transparency in the supply chain regarding conflict minerals. If raw materials and their source of supply in the supply chain are identified as not being "conflict-free" we immediately request a switch to audited sources.
- UK Modern Slavery Act
- California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Before the DRÄXLMAIER Group places new awards on the market a review of the providers/suppliers is carried out the so-called Sustainabilty Check (S-Check). Suppliers are analyzed for their performance in terms of sustainability requirements according to the applicable ESG standards in order to meet legal requirements and reduce risks in the supply chain. Suppliers that do not meet the minimum requirements needed are not considered further in the DRÄXLMAIER Group award process.
The verification of sustainability standards (S-Check) consists of two components:
1. The confirmation of the DRÄXLMAIER Group Business Partner Code of Conduct Sustainability
The self-commitment to comply with the DRÄXLMAIER Group Business Partner Code of Conduct Sustainability forms the basis of a joint cooperation.
2. The supplier self-assessment regarding their sustainability performance
Together with our partner IntegrityNext we analyze our suppliers with specific questionnaires on topics such as environmental protection, human rights, occupational safety or responsibility in the supply chain. The result of the assessments is crucial for the S-Check evaluation and thus also for a future cooperation.
An award is only possible if the DRÄXLMAIER Group Business Partner Code of Conduct Sustainability is acknowledged and the results of the self-assessment questionnaires are positive.
In order to be able to evaluate the sustainability performance of our suppliers we have developed a calculation method based on the sustainability self-disclosure and the evaluation of various certificates. This calculation enables us to directly compare the sustainability performance of our suppliers and implement it in the general supplier evaluation.
After Login you can find the evaluation criteria for the supplier evaluation here.
Here you can find all relevant documents concerning sustainability: