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A Bosch corporate agreement sets out the general conditions of the business relationship, and is always the condition for a long-term partnership. The corporate agreement stipulates the fundamental terms and conditions for supply transactions, payment terms, protection of the environment, and warranty conditions. Our logistics manual sets out our materials requirements planning and transport requirements. The manual also describes the electronic ordering and payment processes that our suppliers are expected to work with, so as to ensure a smooth-running operation once the project reaches the production stage.
Acceptance of our quality assurance guidelines is a fundamental requirement for a business partnership with Bosch. The mandatory part of the document sets down the general procedures and rules for quality assurance. It also specifies the certificates to be presented, e. g. ISO/TS16949 or ISO9001.
Our purchasing guidelines are based on the ten basic principles of the United Nations' Global Compact. We draw up contracts with all our suppliers stipulating that they must comply with the basic labor standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and general environmental standards. These include, for example, declaration obligations and the prohibition of materials that are particularly harmful to the environment. Supplier audits are used to check that our suppliers are familiar with these requirements and comply with them. We refuse to work with suppliers who violate these regulations. We expect our preferred suppliers to have a certified environmental management system in place.