Jungbunzlauer is committed to rigorous quality standards, as we guarantee the excellence and sustainability of our products to our clients. As a result, sustainably procured high-quality raw materials are essential for the production of our ingredients. Control measures for the safety of food as well as a traceability system are in place. Our suppliers are evaluated for reliability, service, quality and compliance with specifications and social criteria. Supplier performance measurement is based on data from incoming goods inspection, in process control, data analysis where available, and complaint statistics and feedback from the quality department. The process of selecting a new supplier starts with gathering specifications and other necessary documents, followed by sample qualification and supply of samples, quality agreements, and audits when necessary. First deliveries are thoroughly checked.
All relevant suppliers have undergone a social compliance check in the form of a questionnaire before they are added to our supplier list. The supplier evaluation is depending on the products purchased, the purchase volume and the country, where the products are supplied from.
Back integration of our raw material production (glucose syrup) makes our supply chain more sustainable by reducing transportation and minimising energy use for production, which increases the proximity to our raw material suppliers. Direct sourcing and contracts with regional farmers also enhance transparency regarding product quality.
Apart from that by-products from our production processes are in general used in construction, agriculture or feed industry, as well as for biogas manufacturing which makes our production very sustainable.