ONE OF OUR GOALS IS TO STRENGTHEN SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT IN ORDER TO MEASURE THEIR SUSTAINABILITY. THE SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAMME IS THE PROJECT THAT ALLOWS US TO ACHIEVE THIS.

Magneti Marelli’s supplier base is broad and diverse. We have collaborated with approximately 7,000 organisations worldwide, including smaller enterprises.

Our current supplier selection process is based on a specific performance indicator. As articulated by Mario Guarino, head of the company’s Supplier Quality business area: “This indicator allows us to evaluate the suppliers who, depending on the results of the assessment, are categorised into three levels (red, yellow and green “labels”). In case of a red label, the supplier is not able to submit any new proposals until the situation that has determined this outcome has been addressed. Thus, we are working on a mechanism that also focuses on the sustainability performance of suppliers, with the aim to increase the quality of our partnerships”.

“Our supply chain – concludes Guarino – plays a key role in strengthening Magneti Marelli’s social responsibility. For this reason, we launched the Supply Chain Programme, a pilot project that allows us to improve sustainability performance together with our suppliers”.