Ancillary companies and supplier network
In its activity, Brembo relies on the contribution of over 5 thousand businesses, located in more than 15 countries worldwide, which provide goods and services for the Group’s industrial processes.
The contribution of the suppliers, providing raw materials and supporting the Group for production and maintenance of machinery, is essential to obtain quality products. A key element in the Group’s industrial strategy is the effective management of its network of suppliers in all the phases of the business relationship.
Creating opportunities for the local area
The Group helps to support the growth of over 6000 businesses with its purchases.
Most suppliers operate in areas where the Group is also present. This demonstrates the Group’s policy of preferring local supplies, pursuing an international development strategy that places the local area at the centre, alongside a commitment to create stable relations with the communities with which Brembo deals.
Promoting sustainable business models through responsible purchasing practices
In 2017, Brembo undertook to adopt a Code of Conduct for Suppliers that sums up Brembo’s sustainability policy, indicating the principles that Group suppliers must respect, subscribe to and transfer throughout their supplier chain.
According to Brembo, it is fundamental to have the commitment of its suppliers to develop and maintain an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001 standards and the commitment to apply an effective safety management system in accordance with the rules of OHSAS: 18000 Series or equivalent.
The Group has developed a structured supplier management process, which can be summarised in three main stages:
1. Clear communication of the standards that Brembo expects from its business partners;
2. Assessment of suppliers’ capacity to meet technical specifications and requirements;
3. Providing suppliers with support to continually improve their own performance.
Development and capacity building
The Group promotes opportunities for supplier growth through initiatives for collaboration that encourage direct discussion and best practice sharing.
One example of this are the projects coordinated by the Brembo Supplier Quality Office, which saw the involvement of some suppliers in quality performance guided growth courses.
These projects aim to support the development of Quality skills in the management of production processes, through the analysis of the processes themselves, the sharing of experiences and approaches that aim to identify improvement solutions for implementation.