Sustainable procurement.

SBB’s procurement is sustainable: ecological and social factors are also taken into account when choosing suppliers.

SBB is one of the largest providers of external contracts in Switzerland and works together with thousands of suppliers. SBB cares about purchasing goods and services which are produced under good conditions for people while making responsible use of nature. When issuing tenders, SBB therefore considers not just the price and quality but also ecological and social factors. By doing so, the company aims to limit environmental costs generated indirectly and minimise the risk of violating human and employment rights.

Today’s supply chains are complex and global. This makes it difficult for companies to guarantee that the environment and society are protected in the upstream chain. SBB is tackling this challenge with the following measures: