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Responsible Supply Chain Management

We operate globally in accordance with stringent purchasing guidelines and process only raw materials acquired from conflict-free sources. Our responsible supply chain management ensures the primary raw materials we use are of conflict-free origin.

H.C. Starck purchases raw materials solely from suppliers that adhere to environmentally friendly and socially responsible conflict-free business practices.

H.C. Starck’s supplier audits are the core of RSCM operations used to trace the origin of raw materials and verify documentation. When inspecting the plausibility of submitted validations, H.C. Starck is able to draw on its exhaustive data and many years of experience to determine the origin of the used raw materials and collaborates exclusively with suppliers able to pass this auditing process.

Independently certified – industry first

Besides international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and SA 8000, H.C. Starck`s RSCM also considers traceability, transparency and the adherence to far-reaching ethical, social and environmentally friendly principles for the purchase of raw materials. In addition, H.C. Starck commissioned independent auditors (BUREAU VERITAS Certification) to perform an extensive audit of its RSCM system and certify global implementation. Our RSCM activities are unique in the industry and we are recognized internationally for our high standards.