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:
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.
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.
Business Partner Code of Conduct
All of our business partners need to adhere to our Business Partner Code of Conduct, which sets out expectations for suppliers regarding:
- Compliance with laws and regulations
- 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 Business Partner Code of Conduct. This requirement is included in all new contracts and in all purchase order terms and conditions, which can be found here.
Sustainability assessment through EcoVadis
We assess the top 34% of our suppliers (compared to 26% in 2019) in terms of spend on raw materials, energy, and logistics using the EcoVadis CSR platform. 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.