11/06/2013

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Chemical firms unveil sustainability initiative to improve supply chains

TfS is a global programme to assess suppliers' sustainability efforts and sourcing practices, helping to reduce the number of supplier audits necessary. The organisation develops and implements a global supplier engagement programme that assesses and improves sustainability sourcing practices, including ecological and social aspects. It means that suppliers will now only have to complete one form with sustainability information for buyers, who would otherwise need separate assessments or audits from each one. Holger Hüppeler, head of group function global procurement and logistics at Lanxess, said: "What counts for us at Lanxess is the responsibility throughout the entire value chain. Therefore, we choose suppliers, carriers and service providers not only according to economic terms, but also with regard to how they meet their environmental and social responsibilities.”

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