It is important for us that our suppliers act responsibly, and that they comply both with SSAB’s standards and with international sustainability guidelines in order to remain qualified suppliers.
SSAB sources products, materials and services from approximately 20,000 suppliers in more than 60 different countries. This includes raw materials such as scrap, iron ore and coal but also maintenance services and spare parts.
Sustainability is an integrated aspect of our sourcing operations and supply chain management. We assess suppliers based on quality, delivery performance, cost and sustainability.
SSAB classifies first-tier suppliers based on a risk assessment, using, for example, risk indices for human rights, political and environmental risks per specific region and Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions index. Suppliers identified as medium- or high-risk suppliers must complete a self-assessment containing questions about their governance, social conditions and environmental performance. SSAB investigates and follows up on identified areas of non-compliance.
Being a supplier to SSAB comes with a great responsibility within everything from sustainability and safety to working with cost improvements. Whether you are an existing or potential supplier you can find more about this and many other procurement related topics here.