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Procurement

Nordic Sugar purchases goods and services in the amount of DKK 2 billion a year. To us, these purchases are much more than mere costs. We want to establish sustainable relations with our suppliers and cooperate with suppliers who can help us develop our business and maintain a high level of quality which contributes to low costs in our production.

Nordic Sugar Procurement is an integrated part of the Corporate Procurement organisation in the Nordzucker Group. We prefer suppliers who can deliver goods and services to us across national borders. We strive to work according to the most updated Category Management principles for suppliers at Group level as well as local level.

Nordzucker procurement

What we buy

Nordic Sugar buys goods and services within a wide range of areas, primarily:

  • Energy
  • Food ingredients
  • Paper and plastic based packaging
  • Process aids
  • Technical products and services (incl. spare parts)
  • Capital equipment
  • Raw cane sugar and molasses
  • IT equipment and services
  • Transportation services
  • Marketing materials

Procurement Policy

Nordic Sugar regards its purchasing activities as a very important contribution to the financial result and sustainable operations of our company.

Our Procurement Policy sets out the general rules for purchasing activities at Nordic Sugar, so that actions taken and decisions made regarding purchasing give the best possible support to the objective and strategy of our company.

It is an important part of our policy to have a well-educated purchasing staff with clear mandates and access to modern purchasing tools and methods. 

Interested in becoming a Preferred Supplier?

Our aim is to reduce the total number of suppliers by selecting a limited number of Preferred Suppliers. Nordic Sugar evaluates its preferred suppliers on the basis of an internal rating system.

When Nordic Sugar is about to enter into an agreement with a Preferred Supplier, we focus not only on the product, but also on the cooperation. This means that besides evaluating the quality of the product, we check whether the potential Preferred Supplier in question works according to principles that are in harmony with our position on values and sustainability.