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Integrating sustainability — including environment, health and safety — into our core strategy helps us create one cohesive idea out of social and financial performance. We expect to meet our all of our legal obligations regardless of where we do business, and to always respect members of the communities that have welcomed us around the globe. In Procurement, we aim to apply these values and expectations to our supply base, so that economics will not be the sole source of our decisions. We wish to establish relationships with our suppliers that:
Through our Strategic Sourcing process, we optimize our supplier base by identifying suppliers with local, regional and global capabilities. This ensures that we can consistently support our operations. However, due to the nature of some goods and services required by our operations, we will continue to have a relatively small portion of our spending from locally-based suppliers in the countries were we operate.
Regarding suppliers of direct materials and critical supplies, additional requirements may be expected. Examples of these additional requirements include:
By adhering to Novelis’ requirements, suppliers can expect: