Interaction with suppliers is carried out on the basis of the principles of complete transparency of decisions, competitive advantages and assessment of compliance with the principles of industrial and environmental safety, transition to carbon neutrality, corporate responsibility.
We implement a policy of equal opportunity, non-discriminatory in any form, and work with our partners and suppliers to ensure this principle throughout the value chain.
On a regular basis, we conduct a review and examination of our supply chains in order to rule out conflict and violation of the rights and legitimate interests of other parties. The Company has developed and implemented a comprehensive program to combat corporate fraud and corruption.
The company increases transparency by adhering to stricter standards in its work compared to industry standards and by publishing in the public domain information about the formation of the cost of services, payments to the budget in the form of taxes.We work with our suppliers to improve the transparency of their activities.
The company buys and sells a significant amount of goods and services. The selection of the Company's suppliers is carried out according to uniform rules only on the basis of open electronic trading. Each potential supplier has the opportunity to participate in the tender procedure with mandatory confirmation of compliance with the established criteria.
For potential suppliers, a comprehensive assessment of compliance with corporate requirements is carried out.
Following the principles of corporate responsibility, the Company reviews potential suppliers to ensure that their activities are consistent with environmental and social responsibility. If the subject of the tender stipulates the need to check the state of the labor protection and industrial safety system, as well as assess the environmental impact of a potential supplier, an appropriate examination is carried out, which may include a request for confirmation of the availability of the necessary production facilities and technologies, appropriate qualifications of specialists, licenses, certificates, including in the field of ISO, technical audit conclusions.
In addition, within the framework of tender procedures, the Company provides a request for information regarding the social aspects of a potential supplier's activities, including respect for human rights.
If the bidders do not meet the established criteria, they will be excluded from the tender. According to the Company Policy in the field of industrial safety, labor and environmental protection, all suppliers and contractors must follow the Company's principles in this area, comply with legal and corporate standards when fulfilling contractual obligations to the Company. The company monitors the activities of its contractors to comply with these requirements.
One of the key areas for us is the implementation of sustainable development policies and other initiatives aimed at combating climate change, in accordance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).We integrate this approach into the supply chain and encourage our suppliers to also increase accountability and transparency in all aspects of sustainability.
Review progress in 2019-2020
The company has built up its supply chain capacity with sustainability in mind. Work is underway to improve internal regulations in terms of monitoring the compliance of suppliers and contractors with the Company's requirements for ensuring industrial and environmental safety, occupational health and safety, monitoring social factors and reducing all risks of negative impact on the environment.
Particular attention is paid to joint training programs for Company employees and suppliers and planning interaction, taking into account the aspects of the transition to carbon neutrality, rational environmental management, responsible production and consumption, energy efficiency and resource conservation.
The company is expanding the perimeter of monitoring major suppliers and contractors for compliance with labor rights and social standards.
In terms of ensuring reliability of supply, we plan to develop the application of international standards and labeling of products and services throughout the supply chain, including labeling of product quality, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency, as well as consistent steps to include carbon neutral labeling in corporate practice.