At M&C TechGroup and all its affiliates, we consider sustainability to be an essential component of our business processes. We purchase primary materials and services from suppliers worldwide so as to ensure the sustainable success of our customers by providing innovative solutions for products systems and services.
This requires responsible management that pursues a long‑term, value‑added business model. For this reason we consider our suppliers to be a part of our sustainability strategy. In all our procurement activities, we do our best to take into consideration a set of economic, process‑driven and technical criteria as well as essential social and ecological factors such as human rights, labor conditions, anti‑corruption concerns and environmental protection.
In the areas of products/services, markets, regions or processes, the principal factors for M&C TechGroup’s supplier assessment and evaluation, both in Germany and abroad, are always cost, quality, reliability, innovation and sustainability.
At M&C TechGroup, we expect that our suppliers comply with applicable national statute, with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and with the M&C TechGroup Supplier Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we expect our suppliers to support suitable processes for compliance with applicable statute in their companies and to drive continuous improvements with regard to the principles and requirements laid out in the M&C TechGroup Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, we expect our suppliers to ensure compliance with these principles and requirements by all their affiliates.
For the purposes of this Supplier Code of Conduct, an “affiliated company” shall mean an enterprise in which one of the parties holds a direct or indirect participating interest of more than 50% of the voting registered capital.