Purchasing volume in 2019
In 2019, we sourced raw materials and supplies, technical goods, services, energy, and other operating supplies with a total value of around €9.4 billion from around 30,000 suppliers. Local sourcing - For us, local sourcing means deliberate procurement from sources that are geographically close to our production sites - .accounted for around 77 percent of this amount.
Raw materials and supplies accounted for 55 percent of procurement volume. Spending on petrochemical feedstocks was around €3.4 billion and acounted for 60 percent of our raw material base.