Promoting sustainability throughout the supply chain
As a global steel and mining company we recognise that our operations can potentially lead to social and environmental impacts. Not only does EVRAZ take responsibility for performing our operations in a sustainable way, but we also set high standards for our suppliers to ensure that a responsible value chain is in place. The Group seeks to work with suppliers that are committed to the principles of sustainable development.
During the selection stage potential suppliers are assessed based on their competencies vis-à-vis delivering a particular product or service. To demonstrate this, EVRAZ organises field inspections and supplier audits, checks the financial standing of a supplier, and assesses feedback.
EVRAZ also sets requirements for suppliers related to basic responsible business practice. These are set forth in the EVRAZ Code of Business Conduct. Clauses relating to business ethics and social liability for the supply chain, specifically adopting a policy of zero tolerance towards child labour, all forms of slavery, and anti-corruption requirements, are essential when signing contracts with suppliers.
We also pay close attention to a supplier’s approach to managing HSE issues. During pre-qualification procedures we carefully review assessment forms completed by potential suppliers in terms of safety and environmental protection issues. HSE experts from the Procurement Commission assess counterparties for compliance with the Group’s HSE regulatory documents.