Who comes under the Supplier Code of Conduct?
The Supplier Code of Conduct is the basis for our working relationships and a binding part of every contract with suppliers. We expect suppliers not only to follow it themselves, but also to communicate it to their own suppliers, their employees and their trading partners and to take suitable measure to ensure that it is complied with.
How does EnBW ensure compliance?
We aim to further develop our standards together with our suppliers. To this end, we ensure that they implement our standards for supply chain responsibility and verify this with measures such as self-report questionnaires, requested documentation and on-site audits. The focus is always on dialogue with our suppliers so that we can provide the best possible support for compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct.
What happens in the event of noncompliance?
We aim for long-term and trusting business relationships. In the event of noncompliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct, the supplier concerned is required to give a commitment to effect remedial action or improvements within a reasonable time. If the supplier does not agree to such measures, EnBW has the right to suspend the business relationship in whole or part or terminate it at a reasonable period of notice.