Supplier management ensures that we conduct business with reliable suppliers in alignment with environmental, social and ethical standards. We expect suppliers to fully comply with the law at all times, and we strive to work with those that manage environmental and social risks.
Kraton works with over 6,000 suppliers globally. Our key sourcing regions are North America and Europe, where most of our company plants and facilities are based. Asia is an increasingly important sourcing region for us.
Kraton’s Supplier Code of Conduct, Conflict Minerals Policy, Slavery and Human Trafficking statement and Human Rights Policy guide suppliers in our expectations. This includes high integrity and ethical behavior regarding human rights, material supply sourcing and fair competition.
Our responsible procurement program enables us to improve sustainability performance and manage supply chain risks. We conduct regular supplier audits in North America, Europe and Asia covering supply security, safety and other topics. We use the EcoVadis platform to engage suppliers on sustainability and assess performance on four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Procurement.
We aim to collaborate with Together for Sustainability (TfS), a joint initiative of chemical companies for sustainable supply chains. Using the EcoVadis platform, TfS implements a global program to assess, audit and improve supply chain sustainability practices.