SLV is a B2B company that specializes in interior and exterior lighting for residential and commercial projects. It sends more than 2,200 packages a day to more than 100 countries around the world through its 15 subsidiaries.
SLV strives to fully integrate ESG considerations into its supply chain. This is a particular challenge because many of its suppliers are based in China, where ESG regulations are less well-developed and well-enforced than in Europe.
The company has introduced formalized Supplier Quality Guidelines, which it regularly updates. It includes ESG criteria in its selection and monitoring of suppliers, who must meet ESG requirements.
The company has built up its own audit team in China that carries out specific ESG and health and safety audits. SLV aims to audit its suppliers every six months. Most audits and quality checks include on-site visits. Teams in Germany and China are also responsible for managing suppliers and quality control to provide the most reliable and best quality products.