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Becoming a Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace supplier

Our suppliers are critical to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s success, and we are committed to creating and maintaining strong relationships with a network of competent suppliers. 

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Strong relationships throughout the supply chain are built with clear communication of expectations, alignment of goals, mutual trust and cooperation.

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We aspire a sustainable business practice, i.e., to strike a good balance between financial results, value creation, and corporate social responsibility. The value created will benefit our owners, stakeholders, and society as a whole. When selecting suppliers, our assessment criteria include the suppliers' work with regards to human rights, workers' rights, health and safety, and anti-corruption initiatives, in addition to climate and environment.

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace expects its suppliers to have a robust quality management system in place. Generally, this means that the supplier's quality management system must be certified according to the requirements of ISO 9001. For some deliveries, certification according to AS9100 is required.

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Due to the nature of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s business, we have extensive processes and routines that enable us to comply with rules and regulations on exporting and importing military and dual-use material, services, and technologies. Depending on the level of technology or information disclosed, we may require our suppliers to sign a non-disclosure agreement. It is also vital for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace's suppliers to understand the stakes and accept their role in protecting sensitive information and intellectual property.

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace expects all its suppliers to follow the shipment instructions given in the purchase order. Compliance with shipment instructions ensures reduced regulatory oversight and faster import clearance, as well as duty savings and predictable costs. Suppliers also need to comply with international laws and regulations regarding the transportation of goods, export control, and customs.

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Our suppliers can access further supplier resources through our secure supplier portal. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace uses a secure file-sharing service to facilitate exchanging information with a high level of security.