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To ensure all required goods and services are procured with the best possible conditions, Group Procurement purchasers have committed:

  • to make a maximum contribution to value creation; 
  • to put the needs of the customer at the centre of their work;
  • to comply with the procurement and tendering policies Axel Springer SE and to make use of complete service specifications when evaluating competing suppliers; 
  • to deal fairly with suppliers so as to achieve long term win-win situations;
  • to take into account the Axel Springer SE guidelines of the Code of Conduct, on the environment and International Social Policy when selecting suppliers;
  • to continuously optimise the effectiveness of the procurement process permanently and to take into account the entire purchasing process from planning to delivery;
  • to achieve best results according to international benchmarks and
  • to promote open dialogue - within Group Procurement and with our customers.