We hold ourselves accountable

SIX holds itself to the highest standards and is continually improving. Every company involved along the entire value chain acts in a responsible and reliable manner. Everyone is working toward our mutual business success.

Central Procurement at SIX serves as a hub and broker between internal and external value creation. Competitive advantages are achieved through a quick and simple purchasing service, fair negotiations, cost-efficient solutions and guaranteed process stability.

Procurement pursues the following three strategic directions: optimization of processes and costs, driving forward industrialization and innovation, and minimizing risks for the company. 

Code for Suppliers

All suppliers and their sub-suppliers are bound by the Code for Suppliers and must behave in accordance with its terms. 

The Code for Suppliers encompasses the following:

  • Business ethics and compliance
  • Employment standards and environmental protection

Your contact partner

Central Procurement at SIX now employs some 25 people around the globe. Contact us – we’ll be happy to help you.

Switzerland, Luxembourg (for the Benelux countries), Austria and France have direct contact partners located on-site. All other countries are managed indirectly by Procurement in Switzerland and Poland; your direct contact partner is your local Office Manager.

If you have any questions about purchasing, processes or other general inquiries, please write to us or call us directly.

E-Mail            procurement@six-group.com
Tel.               +41 58 399 3520

Our tenders are submitted via the platform «eTender». The responsible purchasers invite the suppliers directly via the tender tool and provide the login data.

Supplier management

An integrated approach to supplier management serves to optimize the value chain. It ensures that SIX remains competitive and that sustainability standards are upheld. The requirements are embedded in a single, binding procurement process.

An integrated approach to supplier management serves to optimize the value chain. It ensures that SIX remains competitive and that sustainability standards are upheld. The requirements are embedded in a single, binding procurement process.

Core activities

The core activities of supplier management are:

  • Supplier acquisition
  • Supplier qualification
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Supplier outsourcing
  • Ongoing improvements for cooperating with suppliers

Terms of business

Contractual obligations for suppliers:

  • Code for Suppliers
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Individual (framework) contractual agreements

In addition to the Code for Suppliers, SIX suppliers must comply with the General Terms and Conditions (GTC). The following forms apply to special versions, real estate, for example (blue):

  • Work and labor work order
  • Service contract
  • Maintenance and support work order
  • Purchase agreement
  • Cloud agreement
  • Personnel leasing
  • Framework agreement

The GTC are available for the procurement regions. SIX strives to review the GTC every three years and adapt them to the current market conditions. 

Find additional standard contractual documents, such as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and other templates here:

Risk management and monitoring of business relations

In close cooperation with the specialist units, Procurement monitors the direct and indirect risks for SIX. Procurement is in charge of monitoring and higher-level relationship management and, on request, supports the specialist units in purchasing-related matters.

Non-compliance with supplier conditions and reporting failure to comply

If SIX learns that a supplier has failed to comply with the supplier requirements, the supplier affected must correct this situation within the contractual time period. In the event of severe violations, SIX reserves the right to end the supplier relationship immediately.

A supplier who becomes aware of illegal or other improper conduct by a SIX employee should inform SIX. The supplier can report to Compliance anonymously. A supplier's relationship with SIX will not be jeopardized by the reporting in good faith of potential misconduct. 

Would you like to work with us?

Are you quality-conscious and customer-oriented? Then register with us for two categories of goods at most. If a call for tenders is issued, the purchasers at SIX will be considered individually and, if necessary, the registered suppliers as well.

Please always include a supplier presentation with your registration. The presentation must be no longer than six content pages (preferably in English). Please include any additional information in the appendix to your presentation. SIX does not provide a template for registration.

Content pages:

  • Your company (company information, key figures, customers, employees, contact partner)
  • Your portfolio of services (focus topics for SIX, how you differ from your competitors)
  • Your success stories (why are you a good fit for us? how have you been successful?)
  • Your prices and conditions (rate cards, price lists, promotions, country-specific)
  • Your willingness to invest (benefits, discounts, rebates, special offers)
  • Your previous business relationship with SIX (have we already worked with you?)