Supply security

The importance of supply security

It is crucial for our customers to be able to rely on us regarding supply security of safe and specification-conforming products.  

A lack of supply security can result in serious damage to a company’s reputation and brand, and lead to a loss of trust by stakeholders. The quality of our products has a profound impact on the quality of our customers’ end products and a potential impact on consumer health and safety. Product quality, and product marketing and labelling, are therefore of considerable importance to us and our stakeholders. Jungbunzlauer has implemented many procedures in order to guarantee the secure supply of safe products, such as a sound business continuity plan with corresponding risk assessment. Jungbunzlauer’s commitment to all relevant regulations and to main our high quality standards is assured through our rigorous adherence to the quality systems in place. In consultation with our stakeholders, “Business practices”, “Supply security” and “Product safety and marketing & labelling” have been identified as relevant challenging topics for Jungbunzlauer in the field of economic sustainability. 

Relevant risks

Precautionary measures


Raw material supply

We operate our own glucose syrup plants which provide carbohydrate raw material needed to manufacture our products. Thus, we do not rely on third parties for supply security of our main raw material – glucose syrup. Own stock level of corn covers several weeks supply for glucose syrup production. We usually source other crucial materials from multiple suppliers and agreements with different approved suppliers are in place to mitigate the risk of delivery shortages.

Energy supply

The risk of a production standstill due to power failure is mitigated using a mix of own power generation in the various sites and different supply lines that provide secure grid power to the production plants.

Production

Jungbunzlauer production plants are well organised and high safety standards are in place. The condition of all crucial equipment and machinery is monitored and supported by preventive maintenance programmes to avoid unplanned outages.

Inventory

We carry sufficient inventory at company-owned and distributor warehouses around the world.

IT systems

Customer-related business data processing systems are hosted on dedicated servers, operated by two external data centres. All inter-site data transfer and public-facing IT server interfaces are encrypted. General security measures are in place.

Natural disasters

Emergency plans and evacuation procedures are in place in case of fire or flooding. Alarm systems and firefighting measures are in place at all production sites.

Pandemic disease

Hygiene standards are defined and regular training including reporting of illness is conducted. Sickness and pandemic policies are in place at all production sites.

Terrorism

All sites are certified to the FSSC 22000 food safety standard. Food defence, biovigilance and bioterrorism have been considered in accordance with chapter 18 of FSSC 22000 guidelines. Furthermore, we comply with the guidelines of C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).

Crisis communication

A crisis unit including crisis contact persons and representatives is defined at each production site. A suitable system for internal communication to employees is established and responsible persons are defined. Rules of conduct are applied. Jungbunzlauer’s production sites work in close cooperation with authorities, thus communication channels are well established.
Approved recall procedures including communication flow are established and regularly tested for their effectiveness.