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Procurement at Munich Re

As a globally operating organisation, Munich Re procures many different goods and services throughout the world. By purchasing at best total value in terms of quality, time and cost, while ensuring compliance at all times, the procurement functions throughout the Group seek to deliver a substantial and lasting contribution to the success of Munich Re.

At all locations and along the entire value chain, our procurement activities are shaped by a deep sense of corporate responsibility. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are at the heart of our approach, and we expect our suppliers to meet them as well.

We have established the following principles to guide our interaction with our suppliers. These apply to all business units Group-wide:

Our Procurement Principles

We aspire to cooperate with suppliers whose objectives are compatible with ours and who place as much value on sustainability as we do. These standards are detailed in our Procurement Principles.
Best Total Value
Honest, Ethical, and Fair Dealings
Competition and Collaboration

Adherence to the UN Global Compact

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. 


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. 


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. 

Procurement at Munich Re - Reinsurance

Overall responsibility

Central Procurement, the central purchasing division of Munich Re, is responsible for the acquisition of all goods and services for the reinsurance group.

Its overarching strategic functions include demand management, category management, supplier management, contract management and ensuring compliant ordering practices (key concepts: risk minimisation, compliance, anti-fraud). 

Our vision

Our vision is to partner on an equal basis with all stakeholders, balancing quality, cost and time, and ensuring transparency and efficiency.

E-Procurement at Munich Re

To ensure efficient and transparent procurement management processes for our employees and suppliers, Munich Re has implemented Coupa's e-procurement solution in its procurement process. The cloud-based purchasing tool digitizes the entire ordering process, from catalog maintenance to requisitioning, approval, ordering and invoicing. There are various options for collaboration based on your company's individual requirements. 

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More information

In our download area, you will find Coupa manuals as well as our country-specific documents such as "General Terms and Conditions of Purchase" and other procurement-relevant documents.