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Responsible supply chain

Responsible relations

Ragn-Sells has an extensive value chain including suppliers, business partners, and customers. In fact, we work with a large number of actors across the entire value chain. Also, we often play a crucial role in other actors’ value chains both as a customer and a supplier. This creates additional demands on us to act as a responsible business partner in all our operations and in everything we do.

Identifying and managing downstream and upstream risks

Identifying and being fully aware of any risks, both downstream and upstream of our value chain, is the first step in ensuring a responsible supply chain. In our downstream activities, both locally and globally, involvement with other actors can involve risks, such as non-compliance and deviations from environmental, social, and economic laws and regulations. In the upstream, risks include poor working conditions for entrepreneurs, hired transporters, and workers at the sites of our suppliers and customers.

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Material brought back to society

Bringing material back to the society is at the core of our operations. We sell collected material to recycling facilities or to intermediaries that deliver material for recycling. Ragn-Sells operates on the global market and sells to actors such as paper mills and plastic or metal industries, who utilise the materials in their production processes. Other customers include energy companies, who use waste products to produce electricity and district heating.

 

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EcoVadis rating system

Ragn-Sells use the EcoVadis platform, designed to manage and communicate the company's sustainability performance with ratings on four themes: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement, including details of relevant strengths and improvement areas. In 2021 Ragn-Sells achieved the bronze level in the EcoVadis rating system after an independent survey by EcoVadis, which assess and rates companies CSR work.