Our suppliers are well-known international manufacturers of commercial brand products, segment specialists and niche producers.
The partnership collaboration with our suppliers - national and regional, strategic and operative, on the sales and procurement side - is an essential factor for success in the igefa story.
Together with our suppliers, we aim to offer our customers the best possible service and product quality and safety.
We are constantly working on concentrating our range of items with the lowest possible number of suppliers.
In this way, we not only generate economic effects.
Through bundled deliveries, and therefore fewer transport journeys, fuel consumption is decreased, as are CO2 emissions - for our suppliers and for us.
Trans-regional agreements on
- delivery, service and quality
- product specifications and statements
create clarity and transparency for reliable cooperation with our suppliers.
The supplier agreements include regulations regarding environmental protection, health and safety.
Our major suppliers (around 80% of procurement volume) are also repeatedly evaluated and monitored by us according to defined criteria.
The results of the supplier evaluation generally flow into the regular supplier discussions, and if necessary, measures to improve performance are agreed.
Code of Conduct for suppliers
When choosing suppliers, we bear a particular responsibility to our customers and society.
We implement a responsible supplier management system, which obliges them to observe basic ethical principles.
These basic principles are set down in the Code of Conduct for suppliers.
92 percent of all suppliers have acknowledged our code of conduct for suppliers in writing. This statement relates to the overall purchase volume of igefa.
Our code of conduct is based on
and is therefore congruent with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.
Our goal is that ultimately, all our suppliers sign the code of conduct.
The observance of the code of conduct is ensured by means of a defined auditing process.