“We at Scanfil take sustainability seriously in our procurement practices. As a manufacturing partner, we don’t have our products. This brings us heightened responsibility in sourcing and manufacturing. We have built our supply chains to meet our and our customers’ high sustainability standards”, states Tomi Takanen, the Director of Global Sourcing at Scanfil.
Scanfil has several ways to ensure that its suppliers meet our high sustainability standards. First, all new suppliers go through New Supplier Introduction Process, in which we compare all the potential suppliers to Scanfil’s sustainability standards. In addition, Scanfil utilizes EcoVadis responsible procurement platform in the assessment process. EcoVadis is one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of business sustainability ratings. EcoVadis platform enables Scanfil to tackle the challenge of complex global supply chains that are challenging to evaluate in terms of sustainability.
Scanfil has factories in seven countries and three continents. Closeness to our suppliers and in conducting supplier audits even on short notice. A wide customer base and customer operations in different types of businesses mean a broad supplier base to us. It takes people and tools to manage, but it is also a great asset to Scanfil and its customers.
Close cooperation with the suppliers in terms of sustainability is an essential part of Scanfil’s procurement practices.
“We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that our practices meet our high sustainability standards. In addition, we encourage our suppliers in sustainability-related matters and aim to enhance our collaboration with the suppliers even further,” says Mats Lindblad, Director of Global Quality and Sustainability.