Advantages for companies
We believe that corporate responsibility and supply chain due diligence are becoming more and more relevant and an important competitive factor. Taking this into consideration, companies need to take action in order to, on the one hand, maintain their competitiveness in the market, and on the other hand, meet their own expectations and standards regarding the corporate responsibility for human rights and environmental protection. The Metal Alliance for Responsible Sourcing (MARS) is your reliable partner in this endeavor. Together with your company representatives, MARS advances the optimization of internal management processes suitable for the long term and proactively balances customer needs and policy requirements. In this way, we support companies in efficiently fulfilling their requirements in the medium and long run.
Industry and sector Know-How
The Metal Alliance for Responsible Sourcing team relies on expert knowledge. Longstanding experience in the policy fields of trade, transport and customs, as well as extensive knowledge in the supply chain management sector make us the perfect partner for your company.
Short-term Target Achievement
The elaboration of a well-functioning risk management system takes time and should not be implemented in a hurry. Due diligence in the supply chain also requires diligence in the elaboration of actions. With MARS, your company benefits from a long-term partnership. We stand by your side: from the first evaluation to the final implementation. In addition, we are interested in the continuous improvement of the measures.
MARS can be characterized through the coupling of practicability, creativity and openness for new directions. Our aim is to integrate our multifaceted industry knowledge into strategy papers, corporate guidelines, standard procedures, and forward-looking recommendations for action in the best possible way. In doing so, we always respect the company’s own culture and place it at the center of the elaborations. The resulting synergies continuously enable new innovative solutions from which you, as a member of MARS, will benefit in the short, medium and long term.
In the metal industry, companies vary in size, supply chain position and by the products they manufacture. This variation results in different approaches to corporate responsibility along the supply chain. For this reason, MARS does not work on the basis of a predefined scheme, but creates individual and tailored solutions for each company and their specific requirements.
SMEs, in particular, are always busy and sometimes overwhelmed with the challenges of an internationally operating company. Additional tasks resulting from corporate due diligence requirements are often difficult to accomplish with existing capacities. MARS supports you as a partner and service provider in this area. We can take on strategic tasks and support your procurement and sustainability units.
Boost Brand Image
The topic of supply chain management is receiving more and more attention, particularly at the political level. Different laws at the national, European and international level as well as a multitude of different demands from consumers, business partners and non-governmental organizations have created a complex patchwork of requirements. As an initiative of the industry, MARS identifies problems, such as multiple audits and inappropriate requirements, and makes recommendations to harmonize and eliminate them.