Global Supplier Standard

DS Smith Global Supplier Standard and Requirements are based on the ETI Base Code which is founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Centralised Supplier Management

  • based on DSS Group standards and policies
  • ensuring same standards in all regions
  • finding connection points between the regions
  • Using Group “purchase power”
  • Multi-material, one-stop-shop setup
  • 1 SPOC for the customers


  • including reputation risk coming from tier1, tier2 suppliers
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Ensuring Business Continuity

  • Referring to the Contingency Plan (if exists already)

Quality Assurance Management

  • in line with Group standards
  • fine-tuned to our customers’ needs
  • Self-assessment / on-site audits, improvement plans

Supply chain setup

  • DSS warehouses
  • Service provided to our customers
  • Bespoke solutions if necessary