Focus area Sourcing
FOR US AS A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VALUE CHAIN LIES IN THE PROCUREMENT OF GOODS.
FOR THIS REASON, WE PLACE A STRONG EMPHASIS ON SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN.
Sustainability is not confined to the company itself. Especially for us as a direct marketing specialist with diverse supplier relationships, it is important to consider the entire supply chain. With the integration of relevant criteria in the existing supplier evaluation program, we intend to systematically record, document and improve sustainability in our supply chain. That is why we successfully tested the supplier assessment program EcoVadis as early as 2013 and rolled it out in our Group in the following years. After having achieved a significant sourcing volume from certified suppliers by 2016, we also intend to achieve a significant share of certified direct imports. By the end of 2017, we have already reached our target range of 30 – 40 % direct imports sourcing volume from certified suppliers. In addition to supplier certification based on sustainability criteria, TAKKT is also focusing on expanding its range of sustainable products that meet the highest standards in terms of environmental impact and sustainability. Wherever possible, we make use of externally certified products.
A successful example is the range of EUROKRAFT Active Green products sold by KAISER+KRAFT, for which an environmental performance report certified by the German Association for Technical Inspection (TÜV) was created; the carbon emissions generated during production are completely offset. Ratioform offers a broad range of particularly environmentally friendly packaging solutions. In the US, NBF offers a range of sustainably produced office furniture in its web shop. Central and Hubert also sell certified products (for example EnergyStar) that account for a relevant portion of sales.
SHARE OF SOURCING VOLUME FROM CERTIFIED SUPPLIERS
Goal by 2020: 50 – 60%
SHARE OF DIRECT IMPORTS SOURCING VOLUME FROM CERTIFIED SUPPLIERS
SHARE OF SALES WITH SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
Goal by 2020: 12 – 15%
* Decreasing share of sales with sustainable products due to adjustment in the definition of sustainable products at KAISER+KRAFT Group.