The success of our business depends on our ability to collaborate with suppliers that not only provide the highest quality products and services but are philosophically and strategically aligned with our commitment to our social and environmental responsibilities.
Our aim is to work with suppliers who strive for sustainability in their supply chain, and innovation and excellence in their delivery. We will develop and strengthen relationships with suppliers who are committed to and act in accordance with our Code of Conduct (the “code”) which underpins our expectations of our suppliers, their employees and suppliers. These expectations are not replacements or substitutes for the code itself or applicable laws, nor do they amend contracted obligations. Our Supplier Expectations lay strong emphasis on the following:
1. Compliance with Laws
Comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the goods and services being provided.
2. Health and Safety and the Environment (“HSE) is a top priority at BPSA.
The key HSE issues for our industry are:
We focus on all of these so that our people and contractors can go home safely. More than half of the hours worked by BP are carried out by contractors. So, their skills and performance are vital to our ability to carry out our work safely and responsibly. Our standard model contracts include health, safety and security requirements and for our contractors facing the most serious risks, we conduct quality, technical, health, safety and security audits before awarding contracts and continue to monitor their safety performance during the contract’s life cycle. Please ensure that you familiarize yourselves with our Commitment to Safety the Golden Rules of Safety.
Conduct BPSA reserves the right to audit all our suppliers.
Respect the human rights and dignity of all people and meet the responsibilities of business set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Have a programme in place to promote awareness and embed ethical business practices and compliance with laws in your business.
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