We collaborate proactively with our suppliers on continuous quality improvement, lead time, and total cost reduction. Equally important is to respect the human and environmental perspective to promote fair and safe working conditions and to reduce emissions in our supply chain.
As a trading company, Bufab has a significant impact on sustainability, through its own activities but primarily through the actions of our suppliers. Therefore, we require that all our suppliers agree with and sign our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Interested in being a supplier to Bufab?
Our supplier requirements and evaluation methods are described in the requirements related to the onboarding process.
Through the journey we secure compliance and a more sustainable world together.
Start the process
Upload your documents and complete the form to begin the onboarding process for new suppliers if you:
- Have the ambition to improve quality delivery and customer experience continuously
- Actively work to improve efficiency and total cost
- Invest in a long-term relationship with Bufab and value the access to our worldwide business opportunities
- Commit to our principles of Corporate Social Responsibility and Code of Conduct
- Link to our general requirements
The Bufab Partnership Program is our way to build long-term relationships and create continuous improvements as a team. At Bufab we’re aware that the supplier-customer relationship is changing. It’s becoming more dynamic, with a focus on long-term strategic partnerships that create value for everyone – not just for our profits, but for people and the planet.
We’re investing heavily in sustainable initiatives like renewable electricity and encourage our partners to do the same. In addition, we continue to encourage all our partners to challenge us with fresh ideas that could bring continuous improvement into our common value chain. In this section, you will find information on how to develop into a Bufab Partner and grow your business.
Partnerships and business growth
- Competitive and qualified range supplier
- Regular performance reviews
- Signed purchase agreement
- Supplier process audit approved
- Regular review and collaboration meetings
- Preferred supplier option at global item pricelists and RFQs
- Regular sustainability and supply chain development meetings
- Digital collaboration and integration
- First option at global new business and consolidation projects
Bufab Group has established general terms and conditions for all direct material.
Supplier Code of Conduct
At Bufab we are committed to operational excellence, ethical and responsible conduct, fair and respectful treatment of all individuals, and practices that promote safety, health, and environmental protection. All suppliers to Bufab must agree on internationally recognized standards on human rights, labor rights, environment and anti-corruption by signing the Code of Conduct.
General Purchase Conditions
Bufab Group has set out certain terms and conditions of purchase that is to be followed by both Bufab and the supplier to form a good partnership.
This general purchase condition helps the suppliers to gain insights into Bufab requirements.
Bufab has composed an easy and efficient way to provide all the information that helps us work together to achieve great things.
This supplier manual illustrates the detailed flow of the process from handling of inquiries and offers, orders, sales information, transportation, and payments.
Business principles suppliers must agree on:
Bufab Group has created a systematic set of processes to guide you efficiently to become our partner. The main points are:
- Supplier classifications
- Supplier manual
- Onboarding process
- Requirements related to the sourcing process
Bufab Group has a set of rules and regulations to ensure the effective functioning of our company. Please find the compliance policies established by the Bufab group below:
- General terms and conditions
- Legal compliance
- Supplier code of conduct
- Packaging requirements
- Invoicing instructions
Bufab Group is committed to continuously improving sustainability by maintaining the balance between environmental management, social progress, and economic success to pave the path for a better future. Supplier requirements for sustainability:
- Sustainability declaration
- KPI definition
- Quality requirements
- Material declaration
- Conflict minerals
- Restricted material list