ENGIE is a world leader that provides low-carbon energy and services. To tackle the climate emergency facing us all, our aim is to become the world leader in the zero-carbon energy transition “as a service” for our clients – particular for companies and regional authorities. We use our expertise in our key business areas (renewables and low-carbon, networks & services) to provide competitive and bespoke solutions.
Our employees, our clients, our partners and our stakeholders, especially our suppliers, together we form a community of imaginative builders, striving every day to bring about a more harmonious form of progress.
To achieve this ambition, ENGIE relies on numerous global and local equipment and service providers.
This Procurement Policy specifies the requirements and commitments of ENGIE in its relationship with suppliers:
- In this global energy revolution, ENGIE is looking for competitive offers and sustainable and innovative solutions.
- ENGIE is a responsible employer concerned with the health and safety of its employees and requires the same commitment from its suppliers.
- As an active member of the Global Compact (*). ENGIE is committed to ethical relationships in business
Damien Térouanne, Group Chief Procurement Officer
(*) United Nations Global Compact – Corporate sustainability initiative.
- 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
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.