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Stanley Black & Decker has announced that they are working with suppliers to achieve superior social and environmental performance in their supply chain.

Partnering With their Suppliers on Sustainability

The company says that they partner with their suppliers to maintain a world class, integrated supply chain, while supporting their pursuit of continuous improvement and operational excellence. At the same time, the company expects its suppliers to meet the highest standards of quality, ethics and sustainability as outlined in Stanley Black & Decker Supplier Handbook. SBD also encourages its suppliers to participate in our CDP Supply Chain Programme.

SBD has set ambitious targets for its supply chain in terms of emissions reductions.

Supplier Diversity

Stanley Black & Decker is committed to developing a diverse supply chain that contributes to successful and sustainable businesses. Through inclusive procurement practices it can create long-term value for our clients, while helping us remain agile and ahead of the market. These practices help make a positive impact on the communities SBD and its suppliers represent.

In 2020, SBD implemented a supplier diversity policy, formed a supplier diversity council and developed clear goals and tracking metrics. In 2021, it will implement a supplier mentorship programme with the goal of mentoring five diverse organizations per year and work to include at least one diverse supplier in every RFP conducted.

SBD hse joined the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and plan to add membership to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the National Veteran Business Development Council, and Disability:IN.

Auditing Battery Supply Chain

To ensure responsible battery metals sourcing, SBD has contracted leading responsible sourcing firm RCS Global to map and audit its battery supply chain, from battery to mine. The project will determine the material flow of cobalt, lithium graphite, manganese and nickel inputs into its batteries and assess suppliers against responsible sourcing criteria to identify and mitigate human rights risks along the supply chain. The work is carried out in accordance with the World Economic Forum Global Battery Alliance principles on transparent supply chains and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Sourcing. The project started in Q3 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Partnering With IntegrityNext

IntegrityNext is surveying our suppliers to establish the degree of their alignment with, commitment to and actions in support of sustainability principles. The self-assessment questionnaires are available in 11 languages and cover a broad range of topics. Standard topics include company information, environmental protection, human rights and labor, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, health and safety, and supply chain responsibility. IntegrityNext’s system also monitors the web for any risk indicators.

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