In order to guarantee the effectiveness and efficiency of the process, but also to ensure transparency and equal treatment, procurement activities are substantially digitized and dematerialized.
Supplier sustainability profiles
|Adoption of Ethics Code||260||34%||14||38%||274||35%|
|Endorsement of international conventions||15||2%||1||3%||16||2%|
|Benefit of INAIL tax reduction in the last three years||174||23%||8||22%||182||23%|
|Sustainability Report Certification||18||2%||0||0%||18||2%|
|ISO 9001 certification||494||65%||19||51%||513||65%|
|ISO 14001 certification||205||27%||8||22%||213||27%|
|ISO 50001 certification||18||2%||1||3%||19||2%|
|Organisation Model pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001||169||22%||5||14%||174||22%|
|Appointment of Safety Officer for each contract/order||218||29%||10||27%||228||29%|
|References to Human Rights in the Code of Ethics||178||24%||7||19%||185||23%|
|Workplace Health and Safety Management System||318||42%||13||35%||331||42%|
A large part of the tender process is managed through the group’s electronic trading platform, while the process of qualifying and registering suppliers is completely dematerialized via its qualification portal. Through this portal, supplier candidates can manage all qualification stages online, from submission up until SEA’s assessment and final registration in the qualified suppliers list. The portal also gathers all candidate information necessary for the subsequent execution of contracts. Supplier assessment, ahead of registration, is based on specific financial-technical elements by category. Via sampling, a follow-up assessment of suppliers is made to evaluate activities carried out in case of suppliers awarded contracts. The supplier portal is used extensively for all group tenders, with the exception of tenders above European thresholds regarding SEA’s core business. Above such thresholds, the process is duly regulated by European Community legislation. In 2018, there were 756 qualified suppliers, broken down by the CSR activity implemented in the respective corporate processes, according to the sustainability profiles reported in the table.