We procure a broad range of materials and services for our business. This varies from raw materials for our production sites, logistics services for the transportation of our finished products and incoming materials to everything else that we need for our facilities and offices. Our procurement processes are therefore key for business success as well as our commitment to a sustainable future.

Procurement is organized in three distinct segments, covering a broad portfolio of products and services:

Raw materials
Indirect materials

We see multiple opportunities to concentrate our efforts and resources to accelerate profitable growth in partnership with our suppliers. We encourage you to reach out to our procurement professionals to explore these opportunities.

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Sustainable sourcing

We see Grow Greener Together not only as the right thing to do, but also as a true business opportunity to deliver value for our customers and society by providing new solutions that have smaller footprints or deliver other benefits. Striving for a sustainable future also means being a safe and reliable partner for customers, employees, business partners and communities and we ask all our suppliers to work with us on this topic.

Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

All of our business partners need to adhere to our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, which sets out expectations for suppliers regarding:

  • Compliance with laws and regulations
  • Safety
  • Standards for ethical and responsible business conduct
  • Treatment of people and fundamental human rights
  • Exclusion of conflict minerals
  • Fraud prevention
  • Support for Nobian’s efforts to operate sustainably

Nobian only does business with suppliers sharing and supporting our standards and all are required to comply with the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics. As such this requirement is part of all Nobian contracts and / or purchase order terms and conditions, which can be found here.

Sustainability assessment through EcoVadis

We assessed the top 65% of our suppliers in 2021 in terms of spend on raw materials, energy, indirect spend and logistics using the EcoVadis CSR platform. In 2022 we will increase our assessments to the top 75% of our suppliers. We measure and track the sustainability performance of these suppliers based on their policies, actions and results. The EcoVadis assessment covers topics related to environmental, ethics, labor practices, and human rights as well as sustainable procurement.

Mandatory purchase orders

Nobian has a strict “No PO - No Pay policy” which means that referencing a purchase order is mandatory when invoicing for goods or services. Please ensure you ask Nobian for a purchase order number before commencing any work or delivering any goods.



Vendor form (ENG)

Vendor form (DE)

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

Ariba Registration Information

Nobian SAP ARIBA Supplier Information page