Responsible sourcing

Suppliers of goods and services play an important role in Glaston’s value chain. We select our contractors carefully; the selection criteria are quality, reliability, security of supply and price.

We seek close, long-term and good relationships with our most important suppliers. In this way, we ensure that our partners understand and comply with our requirements, in relation to both processes and products.

Most of our approximately 2,300 active subcontractors operate in Europe, where the company’s largest assembly and production units are located.

Our ambition is that we always carry out our business with integrity and in line with the ethical standards expressed in our Code of Conduct. Responsible sourcing plays a significant role in achieving this. In alignment with this and as part of our sustainability efforts we have created the Glaston’s Supplier Code of Conduct to ensure that all of our business partners, suppliers and manufacturers meet our basic expectations of doing business related to legal requirements, ethical practices, human rights and environmental management.

Download the Supplier Code of Conduct in English, Finnish, German or Chinese.

One of Glaston’s strategic cornerstone initiatives is Master global sourcing and manufacturing, the objective of which is to improve operational efficiency through more harmonized sourcing and manufacturing processes. In this work, an important element is responsible sourcing, which includes, among other things, supplier requirements and audits as well as implementation of human rights and occupational safety. In addition, anti-corruption in the supply chain and sourcing is systematically developed.

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