Request for supply chain information by 1 August 2017

If you are supplying products into Alko’s general selection, this is an important message for you:

Important message (on 27 June 2017):
We haven't received the information of all the requested products. We kindly ask the suppliers to check their own products that the information has been delivered correctly and completely. We need the supply chain information before 1 August 2017 for the processing.  

Responsible purchasing in Alko is based on the UN's compacts and initiatives as well as other relevant internationally recognized conventions and directives. With the focus on the procurement of alcoholic beverages, the aim is to create operative and follow-up principles through which it is possible to influence ethical practices of the suppliers of alcoholic beverages and draw attention to the principles of sustainable development.

In order for Alko to effectively conduct due diligence and monitoring program we need to have more information behind all our products. For this reason we are now sending out this questionnaire (attached) to understand and to update the real supply chains (product’s physical journey from the raw material into a bottled product).

Please fill in all
information requested into the attached excel-sheet as follows:

1. Information for all the products that are in Alko’s general selection AND has a country of origin mentioned in the attachment 2. Please don’t forget to mention Alko’s product number.

2. Information of producer’s possible certifications, audits done and the validation of an audit.

3. Farms-section is for the farms used in the last harvest for the product. The area that is usually most exposed to risks is the primary production part.

Make sure the filled producer information is really the “actual” producer (e.g. crushing grapes - making the wine or distilling the rum) or is the information for the bottling facility or even for the brand owner. Write the information to the correct sections on the questionnaire.

Note: Excel-sheet provided cannot be and shouldn’t be modified.

This message has been published only in English to be used when communicating directly with producers and their sub-suppliers.

Please submit the requested information before 1 August 2017 to

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.


More information:

Marja Aho, Sustainability Manager (

The request has been published the first time on 12 May 2017 and you can read it here.