Clariant received a World Procurement Award 2019 in the category “Supplier Risk Management”. This marks the second recognition for Clariant’s procurement practices in 2019, as the company won an EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership award in March for having the “Best Internal Stakeholder Engagement” program.
“In order to realize our strategic commitment of adding value with sustainability, we need to cooperate with parties across the entire value chain, including our suppliers. Therefore, it is vital to further embed procurement across multiple departments to engage everyone in selecting and managing those suppliers that meet our expectations in terms of sustainability and overall risk management. It is great to see these efforts being recognized externally as well”, said Hans Bohnen, member of Clariant's Executive Committee.
In both cases, the awarding organizations highlighted Clariant’s efforts to go beyond its dedicated procurement team and instead make the commitment to involve multiple internal and external stakeholders to deliver a more integrated supply chain process.