The primary responsibility of raw materials procurement management is to secure the longterm, competitive supply of both raw materials and energy.
We face the challenge of continually optimizing our supply chains jointly with our suppliers. Regular visits to the sources of raw materials and pre-materials, especially mines and deposits, are a fixed element of this process. Together, we develop methods for designing an efficient supply chain. New suppliers are assessed in terms of
their corporate responsibility, quality, and performance, and are included in our portfolio of suppliers when the evaluation findings are positive.