ENGIE is a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions.
Driven by our ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, we take up major global challenges (fight against global warming, access to energy to all, mobility), and offer our residential customers, businesses and
communities energy production solutions and services.
To achieve this ambition, ENGIE works with a wide range of equipment and service suppliers, both locally and internationally.
This Procurement policy sets out ENGIE’s requirements and commitments in its relationships with the suppliers. More specifically:
- In today’s global energy revolution context, ENGIE is looking for innovative offers that will remain competitive in the long term.
- ENGIE is a responsible employer and views employee health and safety as a priority (*). ENGIE expects its suppliers to make the same commitment.
- As an active member of the Global Compact, ENGIE is committed to ethical business practices.
Damien Térouanne, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supply
* The accident frequency rate is ENGIE’s number one non-financial indicator.
- Select the best suppliers using a fair, open, transparent process, based on an expression of functional needs and on criteria relating to technical specifications, quality, deadlines, costs and contractual commitments.
- Manage a panel of strategic, preferred or major suppliers for our recurrent and global purchases. Appoint a single point of contact, the Supplier Account Manager (SAM), to establish balanced, long-term relations (sharing opportunities and risks).
- Explain the Group’s Health and Safety Policy and help suppliers to implement it.
- Maintain ethical relations according to the Group’s Charter.
- Conduct relationship with suppliers ethically, according to the Group Charter.
- Comply with legislation, in particular with payment terms and competition laws.
- Assess the market so as to identify niche players and innovative start-ups.
- Foster development of local suppliers while managing the risk of supplier dependency on ENGIE.
- Seek to resolve any disputes out of court, such as through ENGIE mediation.
Health & Safety
- Comply with the health and safety requirements expected by the Group’s high-risk businesses (eg. gas, nuclear power, infrastructure, civil engineering) as outlined in ENGIE’s “Suppliers web portal”.
- Report on key indicators.
- Supply products/services that meet specifications and are competitive in terms of total cost of ownership.
- Be proactive and make suggestions to improve performance (e.g. cost reduction, process optimisation, innovation).
Ethics and social responsibility
- Ban all forms of corruption and avoid potential conflict of interests for our employees.
- Comply with legislation and regulations in terms of labour laws and employment of workers with the requisite residence and work permits.
- Do not use child labour or any form of forced or compulsory labour.
- Fulfil environmental obligations and requirements, and in particular those relating to waste management (processing, valorization, recycling).
- Limit industrial effluents and the use of safe, low-energy environmentally friendly technologies.