Swisscom is committed to improving the working conditions of its suppliers’ employees and to ensuring compliance in the supply chain with ecological standards. This also means that Swisscom expects its direct suppliers and their sub-suppliers to commit to acting in a sustainable manner.
The principles Swisscom observes are stipulated in its purchasing policy, which is defined by an overarching committee, the Swisscom Purchasing Board. The policy sets out the principles and procedures to be followed by the procurement organisations.Together, their total order volume accounts for more than 80% of the total procurement volume. The purchasing policy stipulates the requirements that suppliers accept by signing the CR Contract Annex (CRCA). Swisscom uses a structured risk management system to audit suppliers’ compliance with the requirements.