Leading the energy transition is the cornerstone of ENGIE’s strategy as a pioneer in this new world. ENGIE is to leverage its strong positions in low-carbon/zero-carbon power generation, worldwide energy facility design and customer solutions to provide energy solutions for all the 70 countries in which it operates.
As a global player in charge of major centralised infrastructure projects (e.g. gas, renewable energy sources, nuclear) and decentralised solutions (e.g. solar and wind power, heating networks), 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.
Claire Brabec-Lagrange, 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 environmentallyfriendly technologies.