Atea has established close stakeholder engagement with our suppliers, sub-suppliers, NGOs, public institutions and clients regarding how we jointly improve both transparency and responsibility in the supply chain. We believe a broad, cooperative approach is the only way to achieve a meaningful and sustainable change.
We monitor our supply chain for compliance with corporate sustainability guidelines based on the EICC code of conduct. Over the past years we have enhanced our monitoring system for the supply chain, and have sent teams to factories in China and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to gain a deeper understanding of the reality in which we operate.
We have also developed a new method of supply chain assessment based on the OECD’s 2015 guidelines. Our suppliers are expected to deliver goods and services that are produced in accordance with the EICC guidelines, and monitor that these guidelines are followed by their subcontractors.