Sustainability-related part of Purchasing policy
In choosing suppliers, the value of long-term and continuous access to the best product/ service at the lowest total life cycle cost must be taken into account.
As set forth in SAS Group Code of Conduct, SAS Group has committed to social issues and by joining the UN Global Compact, the SAS Group has pledged in all activities to defend and promote human rights and to combat corruption, discrimination and all forms of forced labor. It is essential that the same requirements are undertaken also by SAS suppliers.
Moreover, as also set forth in SAS Group Code of Conduct, SAS Group aims to be leaders in sustainable development efforts in the airline industry and thereby contributing to sustainable society development. Hence, SAS Group’s primary focus is to create responsible and sustainable traffic growth while reducing its environmental impact and optimizing resource management by reducing emissions, reducing consumption of energy and water, reducing noise and treating waste as a resource, among other measures.
In view hereof, suppliers shall be able to demonstrate environmental management according to ISO 14001 or equivalent or as a minimum be able to document an environmental program or system.
All purchasing agreements must be signed by two duly competent persons.
Each purchasing activity must be satisfactorily documented from specifications up to a signed agreement.
This is in order to permit subsequent review and to guarantee the availability of documentation in the event of any claim and/ or legal dispute.
Any agreement at variance from SAS General Terms & Conditions must be approved by SAS Corporate Legal Affairs before being concluded. Contracts must be filed in accordance with the applicable filing rules.
All purchasing activities must be conducted in a professional manner, demonstrating sound ethics, high moral standards and in accordance with applicable legislation.
All information concerning purchasing, potential tenderers or suppliers must be held confidential in the interests of competition.
Entertainment may not be accepted except to the extent it is clearly motivated and modest in scale.