Manuchar strives to ensure that the products we purchase and supply to our customers are manufactured and procured in a responsible manner. Under SDG Goal 12, we are committed to promote sustainable procurement practices and offer responsible product alternatives. 

Supplier Assessments

At Manuchar we expect our business partners to conduct themselves in a way that is consistent with our values. When selecting and developing our supplier base, we consider their performance in regard to health & safety, environment, ethics, social standards and fair business practices. We assess our supply chain partners in accordance with our Supplier Code of Conduct to determine their suitability as preferred suppliers. We aim for 100% assessment of those suppliers related to high risk or specialty market segments such as paper, wood, food and feed.

Certifications

Risk reduction, protection of our stakeholders and standardization of operations are key in our business. Certification adds a certain level of credibility, by demonstrating that the product meets expectations. For some specialty markets, certification is even a legal or contractual requirement. We manage and track all supplier certificates and associated documents to ensure they are valid and to make sure that the product satisfies the customer’s requirements.

Product Stewardship

Manuchar conscientiously sources the products and services for our operations, with a special focus on ethically sensitive raw materials like palm oil and forest products. We maintain membership with sustainability organizations such as the RSPO® and we have a Sustainable Procurement Policy that ensures our commitment to a sustainable supply chain. This includes the collaboration with clients, stakeholders and business partners to ensure our sustainability goals are aligned and reached.

Sustainable Products & Services

Manuchar has taken actions on the availability of eco-friendly products and circular solutions. We stipulate requirements to our relevant suppliers, verifying if they can offer eco-friendly alternatives for the products and services they deliver to our company. We also support our customers in their sustainability efforts. We partner with them to seek options to guarantee zero waste deliveries or designated supply chains where the traceability from sourcing to delivery at the customer’s plant can be guaranteed. By using dedicated maritime and local transport and equipment we can assure that no contamination has occurred from non-certified materials.

Read ourWe Care Report 2021

We Care report 2021