ONLY THE BEST INGREDIENTS.
Quality, sustainability and fairness – right from the start. We place great value on quality and origins of the materials for our products. That’s why our colleagues in product development, procurement and technology work together to look for the best solutions and partners. We select our suppliers with a lot of care and conduct extensive research and material tests before we integrate them in our portfolio. Our motto as we do so is “We work with few partners, but only the best ones.” In doing so, we rely on long-lasting, fair supplier relationships: economical, sustainable and guaranteed to avoid dumping prices.
WE ARE AWARE OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY
BIRKENSTOCK is a major global shoe manufacturer. We are aware of our responsibility to our customers and our employees. That is why we have set ethical and social rules for ourselves that guide us in our business. We expect our suppliers, i.e., those companies that maintain a business relationship with BIRKENSTOCK Group companies as suppliers, to act according to the same ethical principles.
The BIRKENSTOCK Group is a global shoe manufacturer. We are aware of our responsibility to our stakeholders. That is why we have set ethical and social rules for ourselves that guide us in our business. We expect our Business Partners, i.e. those companies that maintain a business relationship with BIRKENSTOCK Group companies, to act according to the same ethical principles.
For this reason, BIRKENSTOCK has developed a Code of Conduct for Business Partners. This Code of Conduct for Business Partners is based largely on the principles of the Global Compact issued by the United Nations and the International Labor Organization. It is binding for all BIRKENSTOCK suppliers as well as for BIRKENSTOCK employees.
The key contents of the Code of Conduct for BIRKENSTOCK suppliers are:
- Compliance with laws
- Prohibition of corruption and bribery
- Respect for the basic rights of employees
- Prohibition of child labour
- Health and safety of employees
- Environmental protection
The Code of Conduct for Business Partners establishes and recognizes social and environmental minimum standards that each supplier must adhere to. By having suppliers sign this document BIRKENSTOCK ensures that the Code of Conduct for Business Partners is implemented in its “supplier qualification process”. In addition, this document is to be included as a mandatory component of all new and extended procurement agreements. In this way, BIRKENSTOCK ensures that its Business Partners will consistently abide by these high standards. and that it will remain competitive on a long-term basis.
Online registration and review
Once you have completed the contact form, your details will be saved in our supplier database. Of course, your information will be treated confidentially. After we have received your contact form, we will quickly review whether your products and services are right for us.
Sample order and Quality Control.
If your products and service interest us, you will receive a sample order from us. Now you can show us that the quality of your products and your service meet our expectations. We will have your sample tested by our internal Quality Control Department and by an independent external institute in accordance with our requirements. We will discuss the test results with you.