Building a strong supply chain is vital to the overall success of our projects. This is why we choose suppliers with a proven professional background and who acknowledge our Group’s principles and values. To ensure consistent quality levels and performance worldwide, we require our partners to conform to rigorous standards and rules, including ethical, social and environmental principles.
In all supply contracts, we require suppliers and sub-contractors to comply with the principles of Salini Impregilo’s Code of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Model, and special contract termination clauses apply if this request is not followed.
We support production activities by placing a keen focus on supply chain qualification, management and development. Our central and local procurement teams manage the entire procurement process, including site visits and controls to suppliers’ factories. In selecting and evaluating suppliers, our buyers check a number of issues, both linked to the Group’s general policies ) and any specific project requirements (e.g. prior verification of the compliance of the materials to be used in LEED projects).
We assess all major and strategic suppliers, both before and during the execution of contracts. Through our in-house performance evaluation system, we then determine whether suppliers will be confirmed or denied any further business with the Group.
Supporting and monitoring suppliers
The Group provides strategic and operational support to suppliers and sub-contractors, to help ensure satisfactory performance in quality, health, safety, and environmental matters.
Sharing our knowledge and skills with local suppliers and sub-contractors allows us to develop strong partnerships and to support their growth and their technical development.
In 2015, we delivered over 91,000 training hours on quality, environment, health, and safety issues.
In addition, our site-based Quality and HSE departments regularly monitor sub-contractors to help ensure that they adopt the same quality health and safety and performance standards that we expect from our employees.