Sustainable sourcing

The sourcing of our goods and services and supplier interaction must be conducted in a proper manner, taking all three pillars of sustainability, People, Planet and Profit, into account.

Social, environmental, and economic factors are integrated into the sourcing decisions and the assessment of suppliers. When engaging with suppliers, we state our expectations and requirements regarding sustainability in contract and bidding documents, the suppliers must sign off on the Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC), a scheme for Supplier Development Action (SDA) is established and sustainability is a regular topic in supplier meetings.

With customers in more than one hundred different countries, our products are distributed around the world.
Being a user and buyer of transport services, Borregaard wants to contribute to climate friendly transport. This is also an area where low emission, carbon neutral and emission free solutions are gaining traction.

Borregaard has shown its commitment to a green shift in heavy goods transport by signing the environmental organisation ZERO’s declaration: “A green shift for renewable heavy goods transport”.


Eco-friendly transport

In a multimodal chain of various modes of transport, 82% of the transported tonne-kilometre to Borregaard’s
customers is by sea, which is the most eco-friendly by far. 

We aim to make the logistics supply chain as sustainable as possible, assessing the suppliers on efficiency, price, quality, service levels, as well as social and environmental issues. As of 2020, Borregaard’s transport services are tendered with requirements to respond with plans for reducing carbon footprint in the short, medium, and long term. Suppliers with the intent of doing business with Borregaard must comply with these requirements, which are emphasised in the decision process.