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Promoting sustainable business models through responsible purchasing practices

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Ancillary companies and supplier network​


The Group relies on the contribution of more than 6,700 businesses located in more than 16 countries throughout the world to carry out its own activities. These provide essential goods and services for Brembo’s industrial processes. 


From the supply of raw materials, to support for production and plant maintenance, the contribution of suppliers is essential to obtain quality products. A key element of the Group's industrial strategy is the effective management of the supplier network in all phases of the commercial relationship.


 


Creating opportunities for communities​

Brembo pursues an international development strategy with a central focus on the local area and a commitment to create stable relations with local communities. This is proved by the high percentage of purchases received from local suppliers in the same country where the Brembo Group operates, equal to 88% of purchases.


 
 
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Promoting sustainable business models through responsible purchasing practices ​ 



In 2018 the Group published the Supplier Code of Conduct which summarises the guidelines set out in Brembo’s sustainability policy, the rules and principles that Brembo’s suppliers are required to uphold.​​

Furthermore, over the years the Group has defined a structured process to evaluate its supply chain’s approach to Corporate Social through the compilation of a pre-assessment questionnaire (available online on the website www.brembo.com/en/company/suppliers/criteria-for-selection​) and through on site audit, both in pre assessment phase and during business relation. To date, Brembo has involved 82 suppliers in sustainabilityrelated audits, of which 20 in 2019, covering 63%16 of overall direct material purchases in terms of value. In addition to the new assessments, the Group carried out follow-up activities involving suppliers which had obtained a score not considered to be sufficiently adequate during the previous assessments. 


​In the end, the Group promotes opportunities for supplier development, through collaborative initiatives that encourage direct discussion and the sharing of best practice. Examples include the projects, coordinated by Brembo’s Supplier Quality function, involving a number of suppliers in programmes for assisted quality performance development. These projects aim to support the development of Quality competencies in managing production processes, by analysing the processes themselves, sharing experiences and approaches with the aim of identifying the improvement solutions to be implemented. ​


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Supply Chain Development​ 


In light of the complexity of the production and technological processes featured in the sector in which the Group’s main suppliers operate, Brembo asks them to develop and maintain an ISO 14001-compliant environmenta​l management system and to apply an effective safety management system in accordance with OHSAS 18000 standards or equivalent, preferably obtaining a third-party certification.​ ​


Over the years the Group has defined a structured process for managing suppliers that allows Brembo to develop strategic relations with a supply chain focused on continual innovation, quality improvement and sustainability.​ ​ ​​

 

This process is structured into three main phases: 


1. Clear communication of the standards that Brembo expects from its business partners in terms of product and service quality, correct environmental management and proper working conditions. 


2. Assessment of suppliers’ capacity to meet technical specifications and requirements both during the qualification phase and during the business relationship. 


3. Providing suppliers with support to continually improve their own performance and strengthen their ability to innovate. ​​ 


It is for this reason that the Group promotes opportunities for supplier development, through collaborative initiatives that encourage direct discussion and the sharing of best practice. 


Examples include the projects, coordinated by Brembo’s Supplier Quality function, involving a number of suppliers in programmes for assisted quality performance development.  ​​​


These projects aim to support the development of Quality competencies in managing production processes, by analysing the processes themselves, sharing experiences and approaches with the aim of identifying the improvement solutions to be implemented. ​​ ​ ​​​


 

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