Identification and selection of good partners is crucial with regard to the sustainability of the supply chain. Therefore, ensuring the sustainability of our supply chain begins long before any deals have been closed or a drop of raw material delivered. All partners must meet our strict sustainability criteria and commit to developing their operations in the future as well. We evaluate counterparty, safety and reputation risks alongside an extensive sustainability assessment. We continue the commercial negotiations only with approved parties and agree on detailed conditions that the raw material must fulfil.
Knowing the origin of our renewable products is a basic requirement on which we will not compromise. Independent expert parties annually verify that all of the other strict sustainability requirements for renewable products are also followed. We cooperate with our long-term partners in the fields of training and communication, among others.