Procurement at AXA is geared toward sustainability. We focus on the sustainable quality of products and socially fair framework conditions from our suppliers.
Our suppliers can rely on the integrity of AXA employees. For us, this means:
We aim for long-term business relationships. This is why we choose our suppliers carefully. In addition to financial aspects, we also consider social, environmental and ethical factors. We pay attention to careful supplier selection and, in the event of a small price increase, do not immediately seek a cheaper supplier.
When placing orders, our procurement staff are obligated to comply with the following principles:
The code of conduct for suppliers provides the framework for AXA Switzerland's relations with its suppliers. On entering into supply contracts, our suppliers undertake to adhere to high ethical, social and ecological standards.
Suppliers with substantial order volumes are certified by the independent third-party company EcoVadis. EcoVadis is an internationally focused platform that checks companies' entire supply chain.
Harmonized procurement processes at AXA are obligatory. The ARIBA software enables the paperless processing of orders, invoices and payments.
AXA prefers to work with suppliers connected to the ARIBA network. Registered suppliers therefore have an advantage in our evaluation process.