Sustainability

Responsible Management of Supply Chain

We ensure that our suppliers build a stronger competitive edge through support and cooperation in order to establish a sound corporate ecosystem and a sustainable supply chain.

Driven by our philosophy of fairness, openness, and win-win cooperation, we operate our supply chain with approximately 2,500 suppliers across the globe. We assist all our suppliers in complying with the ‘Supplier Code of Conduct’ and operating in accordance with relevant local regulations and international standards. Through assessing our suppliers, we manage supply chain risks in terms of sustainability aspects, such as environment, human rights, financials, and etc. Furthermore, we continuously support our suppliers to build mutual competitive edge and growth.

Supply Chain Management Strategy and Five Criteria

Economic

We secure an all-encompassing competitive edge in cost, delivery, quality, technology, and human resources in order to maximize synergy, speed, and efficiency with our suppliers and create a corporate ecosystem that enables sustainable growth.

Social

We request that international standards and regulations be abided by in the areas of human rights management, work environment, ethics, and conflict mineral issues with an aim to build an open and transparent management accountability system that engages all stakeholders along the supply chain.

Environmental

We work solely with Eco Partner-certified suppliers so that we can assess and manage the environmental impact that may occur in their components, raw materials, and manufacturing process.

Supplier Operation

At Samsung, we endeavor to build strategic partnerships with top-performing suppliers based on mutual trust. This is why we adopt a fair and transparent process in operating our supplier registration system for new suppliers while performing annual assessments to assist our suppliers in reinforcing their competitive edge and minimizing relevant risks.
Any company who is willing to bring your differentiated technological capability to the table and wishes to do business with Samsung can post their new business proposals on our procurement portal( www.secbuy.com ) anytime. Our International Procurement Center (IPC) serves as the procurement hub, and the IPC enables us to identify outstanding suppliers in strategically important regions across the globe.