Supply chain

Aciturri relies on solvent suppliers who are able to guarantee the quality of the service and/or product, with global scope, and aligned with the values of excellence, ethics and support.

Aciturri purchases raw and auxiliary materials for its manufacturing process, industrial supplies and tools. We also outsource some activities; namely, transportation, maintenance, testing, inspections and calibrations, auxiliary services for production, cleaning and safety. Taking all this into account, in 2022, 48% of supplier spending was allocated to materials; 47% to machinery and services, and 5% to logistics services.

According to the company's Purchasing and Subcontracting Policy, the objective is to develop the business network and promote employment creation in the communities in which we operate. This policy applies to all purchases of products and services made by the company and all its suppliers and subcontractors.

"Aciturri looks for local suppliers and subcontractors and fosters purchasing among companies that are members of the sectors clusters."

To achieve this purpose, whenever possible, Aciturri looks for local suppliers and subcontractors (understanding local as national). In addition, it promotes purchases among the companies that are part of the different aerospace clusters (TEDAE, Andalucía Aerospace or Hegan).

71% of our operational and outsourced product costs correspond to local suppliers or subcontractors.
5% more than in 2021.

61% of spending corresponds to suppliers that are part of national industry clusters.
4% more than in 2021.

In the development of industrial activities and supply chain selection, the impact of the carbon footprint associated with logistics and the reduction of energy consumption and waste generation are key aspects in the decision, as well as preserving Human Rights not only in their own factories, but also in the supply chain.

According to the aforementioned Purchasing and Subcontracting Policy, and in accordance with the Code of Conduct and the Ethical and Socially Responsible Management Policy, Aciturri seeks to promote among suppliers and subcontractors compliance with basic standards or criteria related to human and labor rights, occupational health and safety of its workforce, respect for the environment and ethical behavior, as well as to disseminate and ensure knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Global Compact Principles.

At Aciturri, we continuously monitor our suppliers’ performance and share a monthly report with each of them based on objective indicators. Also, the company has an assessment procedure in place which establishes the methodology used to perform a standardized evaluation of their industrial processes. It analyzes our suppliers’ industrial capacity and identifies opportunities for improvement, with the ultimate goal of internally evaluating Aciturri’s ability to meet the needs and expectations of our clients. The main tool in this process is Aciturri Supplier Assessment (ASA), which includes the evaluation of four aspects: processes, organization, tools, and indicators. Other tools are IPCA+, PMCA, TDCA, SPCA and SIA.

"Aciturri performs continuous monitoring the performance of each of its suppliers and shares a monthly basis report with them based on target KPIs."

As a result of the assessment, a report is generated. It lists all participants, the opportunities for improvement that have been identified, the associated plan of action, and an overall assessment with the grades A+, A, B, C or D. The person in charge of this assessment keeps track of all this, paying special attention to the percentage of solved issues within the established time frame.

Aciturri observes and overtly supports the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the social policy of the International Labour Organization and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. This commitment leads to strict compliance monitoring of a series of basic criteria that both Aciturri and our suppliers and subcontractors fulfill. These relate, above all, to the fight against all forms of forced and compulsory labor; harsh or inhuman treatment of workers; the effective abolition of child labor; regularized employment; the freedom of association and the recognition of the right to collective bargaining; non-discrimination based on gender, age or any other personal traits; and wages and a work schedule that guarantee a decent life.

As stated in the Purchasing and Subcontracting Policy, Aciturri takes into account human rights when hiring suppliers for any type of work, and discards those that don’t meet the company’s high standards. Likewise, the company ensures compliance with the basic principles established by law in relation to occupational health and safety.

100% of our suppliers have been assessed and vetted according to ethical and social criteria.

100% of our suppliers and operations guarantee the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

100% of our suppliers have been assessed and vetted according to environmental criteria.

Aciturri expects its suppliers to comply strictly with the labor and environmental legislation applicable in each case, developing unquestionable behaviors and attitudes in terms of respect for human rights and the environment, in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and its Purchasing and Subcontracting Policy. Likewise, Aciturri doesn’t establish commercial relations with any organization that does not comply with the ethical and social principles set forth in this policy.