Purchasing at Boehringer Ingelheim

As trusted, often long-term partners, our suppliers play an important role in our success and sustainable development efforts. That's why we are always looking for new ways to study, improve and optimize our sourcing and purchasing practices, collaborating with partners that share our social and environmental ambitions. 

How we pick and work with our suppliers can have a major impact on our patients, communities, and our planet. With 8 billion € spent on goods and services every year, we make sure that these investments deliver the greatest value, while minimizing any negative impacts across our value chain, throughout the lifecycle of each product.




Sustainable Purchasing

Sustainable Purchasing ensures sustainability throughout the value chain, creates a positive impact on environmental, social and economic matters and reduces negative impacts throughout the lifecycle of our products.

  • We implement sustainability criteria in our processes
  • We integrate sustainability criteria into our category strategies
  • We manage the risks in our supplier relationships to improve Supply Chain resilience
  • We contribute to Boehringer Ingelheim's Sustainable Development For Generations program

Learn more about sustainability at BI

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