Clear communication of the standards that Brembo expects from its business partners in terms of product and service quality, respect for human rights and employee protection and, more generally, attention to ESG issues.
Furthermore, in this step suppliers are required to adopt the
Supplier Code of Conduct which summarises the guidelines set out in the Group’s sustainability policy, the rules and principles that Brembo’s suppliers are required to uphold.
Assessment of suppliers’ capacity to meet technical specifications and requirements both during the qualification phase through the completion of a
pre-assessment questionnaire (includes a CSR section, intended to assess aspects relating to safeguard workers’ rights, counter corruption and minimise the risks for the environment) and during the business relationship.
In 2018, Brembo issued the Procedure for Managing CSR Audits, which defines the procedures for selecting suppliers involved in audits, the processes for managing third party-audits, related follow-ups and any corrective actions. The parameters for selecting suppliers involved in CSR audits are: the country of origin of the supplies, the turnover with the Brembo Group and the type of production process.
The objective of the third-party assessment is to identify critical issues affecting areas such as: working conditions, related remuneration and working hours, health, safety and the environment.
The Supplier is required, for each non-conformity reported, to develop corrective action plans, which are then monitored by Brembo using the same third-party assessment body.
Supporting suppliers in their continuous improvement activities of their performances and in the strengthening of the ability to innovate.
The Group promotes opportunities for supplier development, through collaborative initiatives that encourage direct discussion and the sharing of best practice.