Responsible sourcing

The goal of Tikkurila’s sourcing is to ensure that purchased materials and services are high-quality, cost-effective, and sourced from responsible suppliers. The Sourcing team is involved in all significant sourcing negotiations to ensure that suppliers as well as purchased products and services meet our criteria. We place high quality and safety requirements on the materials sourced. To a great extent, these requirements are stipulated by legislation, for example by REACH and CLP regulations, national laws and regulations, as well as different environmental and other label accreditation standards.

We only cooperate with suppliers that have been approved by our Principles for Supplier Collaboration and make Group-level agreements with our most of our significant suppliers. Our Principles for Supplier Collaboration are based on our values, House Rules and Corporate Responsibility Programme. They define our expectations with regards to quality, safety, and the environment, as well as sourcing matters; from the selection and assessment of suppliers to the continued improvement of cooperation.

On these pages you may read more about 

  • Our targets and performance
  • EcoVadis platform
  • Raw and packaging materials

”Together with our partners, we are continuing to explore more environmentally friendly raw materials and solutions”, Mika Uusitalo, Vice President, Sourcing.