For Suppliers

Responsible purchasing

In the issues of responsible purchasing we work in collaboration with the other Nordic alcoholic monopolies and require ethical practices from our suppliers.

Alko is a member of an international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) organization called Business Social Compliance Iniative (BSCI). It is a non-profit organization, the aim of which is to improve the social responsibility of supply chains worldwide. In addition to the ethical principles, the organization offers tools, such as the self-assessment form, training in the country of production and in the member countries, manuals, third party audits as well as a database for supply chains audits.   

The process of responsible purchasing is based on UN compacts and initiatives as well as other relevant internationally recognized conventions and directives. The aim is to create, for the procurement of alcoholic beverages, operative and follow-up principles with which it is possible to influence ethical practices of the suppliers of alcoholic beverages and draw attention to the principles of sustainable development. 

As a BSCI-member we require strong commitment from our suppliers and the companies that belong to or participate in our procurements supply chain. All our suppliers of alcoholic beverages must commit themselves with their signature to the ethical principles, to abiding by these principles and to actively promoting them.

BSCI Code of Conduct 2014 and its enclosures constitute a  compact document which must be read and interpreted in its entity. The set consists of the following documents, which you will find below as attachments:
- BSCI Code of Conduct
- Terms of Implementation for Participants (Alko)
- Terms of Implementation for Business Partners (Seller)
- Terms of Implementation of Business Partners to be involved in the BSCI monitoring process (Producer, Manufacturer)
- BSCI Glossary
- BSCI Reference