An effective and sustainable supply chain is a key element to how Gränges manages its metal purchases. Gränges has well-established purchasing routines and guidelines.
The purchasing is optimised so that the right types of scrap materials, with documented contents, are purchased. In this way, excess scrap from production processes can be used effectively, so that Gränges is able to recycle as much excess material as possible.
In order to ensure that the company acts sustainably, all suppliers of material, ingots, alloys and scrap material, and other larger suppliers shall follow and sign the Gränges Supplier Declaration.
This means that suppliers shall have zero tolerance of all types of bribes, corruption and co-operation that breaches competition law, avoid conflicts of interest, have reasonable working conditions, good health and safety standards at their places of work, respect human rights such as not accepting child labour or any form of forced labour, respect for the environment by, amongst other things, minimising damaging emissions and waste production.
Gränges also audits its suppliers. Gränges’ ambition is to audit all strategic suppliers before working with them, and subsequently to conduct regular audits of such suppliers. Gränges has audited most of its strategic suppliers.