Every link in the chain is important. In cooperation with our suppliers, we continuously improve the quality and safety level of our products and strive for a supply chain that doesn't harm either people or planet.
In our experience, suppliers who score well on sustainability, also score high on quality. Both factors are important in ensuring that we provide the Lifting KnowHow promise to our customers.
Since we are distributors, a major part of our products' sustainability impact from the production occurs in our supply chain, in which we do not have the direct impact on. However, we do not leave anyhing to chance, and our supply chain is regulated by our Supply Chain program. The aim of the program, focusing on environmental and social aspects, is to define clear actions to ensure production doesn’t harm either humans or nature. All our suppliers should acknowledge our Code of Conduct. And additionally for all suppliers in risk countries, we regularly perform sustainability audits, followed up with corrective action plans.
”If a supplier doesn’t act after our feedback and follow-up and fails to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees, then ultimately, we will end the cooperation”
Helen Qi, Axel Johnson International’s office in Ningbo, China
Local presence that gives results
To ensure quality and sustainability at supplier level during manufacturing of our own brands in the Group, Axel Johnson International has a local office in Ningbo, China. Our local representatives work closely with our suppliers to ensure they meet our requirements. By having a physical presence at supplier level, we can review the business and ensure responsible production, good working conditions and human rights in the supply chain – that they comply with our Code of Conduct.