Fulfilment date: 2023
How: This target was adapted in 2021 because the EVVA definition of "regional suppliers" has also changed. So far, only Austrian suppliers have been designated as regional. The original target was to increase their share of purchasing sales from 50% to 60% by 2023. In the reporting period, EVVA reassessed the regionality and defined suppliers within a radius of 1000 km from the Vienna headquarters as regional. There are two reasons for the redefinition: On the one hand, in the sense of a “Europe of the Regions”, with which the EU would like to support regional self-reliance. With regard to CO² emissions, a supplier from nearby Bratislava is no less regional than a supplier from the more distant Austrian Vorarlberg. On the other hand, because many of the essential material manufacturers for EVVA, with whom we have maintained very close business relationships for decades, come from Central and Eastern Europe. With the help of these regional supply chains, we aim to keep 95% of our purchasing turnover within the 1000 km radius by 2023. We are currently at 93%.
We want to achieve this target, for example by no longer procuring key heads or electronic components such as motherboards from overseas.
Positive effects: According to calculations by EVVA's Logistics & Purchasing department, 1 million euros of EVVA's purchasing turnover remain in the region, helping to secure or expand supplier jobs. Due to the shorter transport distances (less air freight from Asia) around 25 tonnes of CO² are being saved.