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As a rule, the following applies: The BMW Group has integrated a survey for sustainability standards of direct suppliers in its allocation process and defined adherence to the standards as a critical deciding factor. (https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/responsibility/supply-chain-management.html). In our purchasing conditions, we pose various questions, including regarding human rights and working conditions. Our direct suppliers are also required to implement our policies with their own suppliers and to cascade this further down the supply chain (sub-supplier management).