Developing world class suppliers in Gujarat
ABB has been manufacturing in India for over six decades and has a vast network of over 7,500 suppliers. With the shifting center of gravity to emerging markets, ABB’s aim is to source in India for India and the world. To achieve this, ABB is building global centers of procurement excellence here.
In Gujarat, ABB has 17 factories at three manufacturing locations and a network of over 500 suppliers, with ~15% from small and medium enterprises. More than 1,600 components are sourced from Gujarat, supplied to India and 43 countries around the world.
To create a world-class eco-system of small and medium suppliers in Gujarat, ABB initiated the Supplier Sustainability Development Program (SSDP). SSDP aims at improving standards of manufacturing in India by increasing awareness about safe operations with zero tolerance to injuries, environment protection with zero tolerance to pollution, and fair working conditions with zero tolerance to violation of labor rights. Since 2009, more than 400 suppliers have been trained as part of this program.
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