Our company’s success depends in large part on our close and trustbased cooperation with our suppliers all over the world, who play an important role in the value created by our products and services. Our three procurement units — Mercedes-Benz Cars Procurement and Supplier Quality (MP), Global Procurement Trucks and Buses (TP/G), and International Procurement Services (IPS) — are jointly responsible for the Daimler Supplier Network cooperation model and, in line with our sustainability philosophy, they also work together to ensure responsible procurement of materials and services.
Our vehicles consist of several thousand parts and components procured from numerous suppliers worldwide, which means our upstream supply chain is very complex and continues to develop dynamically. We use targeted measures and concepts for the sustainability management of our tens of thousands of suppliers. These sustainability management measures include supplier screenings, risk-based due diligence analyses, and sustainability training courses for suppliers around the world.