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Purchasing expectations

Exide Technologies is looking for competitive, qualitative, innovative, agile and best performing suppliers to develop partnerships with.    
We select suppliers based on several factors including but not limited to quality excellence, customer focus, competitiveness, supply chain performance, Sustainable development and financial stability.    
A strict adherence to applicable regulations, to Corporate Social responsibility principles, and to Exide requirements including Code of Conduct, data transparency and regular assessments or audits programs is key to remain an Exide partner.    
In order to ensure our final customers satisfaction, we expect from our suppliers maintaining the highest-quality product outputs, processes and services. This means zero incidents (quality, logistics, transactional), zero defect, 100% service level. New suppliers for direct materials are expected to send initial samples on time and right the first time.

Sustainable Purchasing

Exide Technologies is driven by delivering power and strong performance. We lead by example, and this brings great responsibility. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, as we inspire the generations of today and the future. We are considering it as a key topic to manage our business and from a Purchasing standpoint – we fully embrace it in our daily life. 
We have been developing an overall action plan to further enhance our tools and procedures to reflect the increasing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and having a 'Sustainable Purchasing Policy' is a part of it. Our freshly developed Sustainable Purchasing Policy is now available and can be downloaded here.

How to become an Exide supplier?

In order to be approved as an Exide supplier, each supplier is expected at minimum to adhere to Supplier Manual and Supplier code of conduct,    
To be selected, you will be required to go into a defined tendering process assessing your ability to support us including but not limited to financial situation, Competitiveness, Continuous supplies capacity, Corporate Social Responsibility engagement, Management Systems certification (Quality, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Energy...)    

On top, Exide ensures compliance with the US Securities and Exchange Commission requirements regarding the trade and exploitation of conflict minerals* that seek in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries to end violent conflicts which are partially financed by this trade. We request that all our suppliers:
•    Comply with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act of 2010
•    Fill in the CMRT (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template) and return it to conflictminerals@exidegroup.com

*Conflict minerals” refer to gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten, cassiterite derivatives, columbite-tantalite and wolframite, which may be required to develop certain products.

How to get your Product or Service approved by Exide?

Being approved as a supplier is the first step prior to get a product or service approved by itself. Your Exide regular contact will drive you in the appropriate level of expected details and steps to follow depending your supplier category.

For suppliers of Direct Materials:    
The Supplier Part Approval Process (PAP) is the key process ensuring product validation in Exide and to support our final customers’ satisfaction. This process is mainly based on PPAP principle. Please ask the current PAP pack to your Exide Supplier Quality contact when at this stage.    
Along the life of your product, you may expect evolutions in the product, its process, the place of its production, etc. The Supplier Change Request (see details in Supplier Manual) is the way to inform us about future expected changes and to seek our approval. Ask the current SCR form to your Exide Supplier Quality contact when at this stage.

Report and statement in accordance with the Norwegian Transparency Act for Exide Technologies AS 

Other useful information

Communication with Exide
Exide uses Microsoft 365 as the basis for communication purposes and expects his supplier to use them as well (G Drive access, Chat, etc...)


General terms and conditions Europe


How to contact us?

You can get in touch with us through [email protected]