Sustainability audit reduces risk in ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s supply chain /global/scaled/3264x1418x0x173x1000x435/Global-Sustainability-photos-Sustainability Report 2015-02.jpg ASSA ABLOY Hospitality discovered that one of its suppliers in China was not handling chemicals and hazardous materials correctly, which lead to a more sustainable solution and a reduction in risk in ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's supply chain. Challenge Through a sustainability audit, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality discovered that one of its suppliers in China was not handling its chemicals and hazardous materials correctly. Chemical and oil barrels were stored outside without proper fire safety processes or antileak catch basins, and there was no safety equipment, a potential safety hazard. Solution In the following audit report, which was sent to the supplier, the auditors pointed out the issues with the supplier’s chemical and hazardous materials storage. They also included recommendations on how to solve those problems. Result One year later, during the next scheduled follow-up audit, the supplier had taken action and greatly improved its chemical and hazardous material management. It had installed proper anti-leak catch basins, fire prevention equipment, and made available the necessary safety equipment. This represents a significant reduction in risk in ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s supply chain.