In 2012, the Ethical Principles for Suppliers, Contractors, and Partners, approved the preceding year together with ACCIONA's Code of Conduct, were translated into seven languages and published on ACCIONA's website in order to reach most of the Group's suppliers in their own languages. These principles cover issues related to transparency and ethics, human and social rights, health and safety, and quality and the environment. Together with these principles, an Ethics Channel has also been made available to suppliers.
Set on making sustainability a must
ACCIONA works to transfer its commitment to sustainability throughout its supply chain and between its clients through specific activities. The purpose is to harness longlasting relations of mutual support that generate value throughout the organization.
To achieve this, we focus on two main points:
Our supply chain: We introduce ethical, environmental and social questions into the company´s supply chain management.
Our quality management model: we are actively commited to sustainability, incorporating criteria of sustainability and profitability into its processes.
Responsible Management of our supply chain
ACCIONA conveys its commitment to Sustainability to the whole supply chain, in any of the relations and communications it establishes.
With the aim of identifying, mitigating and managing
risk, ACCIONA has an internal risk management mechanism that is essentially structured over three elements:
The Risk Map, a tool for controlling the supply chain thatsupports decision-making criteria for procurement and the identification of potential areas for improvement in suppliers.
The PROCUR-e platform, an electronic procurement tool that supports management of the supply chain through a Supplier Portal and a Bidding Tool.
The Procedure for Supplier Qualification and Evaluation, an integral, objective process where a full analysis is performed on the supplier, thereby minimising the risks, recognised for the supplier and infrastructure, such as corporate responsibility (CR) position, solvency or legal position, amongst others.
Ethical principles for suppliers, contractors and partners, and ethics channel
Ethics clauses in orders, contracts, and bid terms of reference
In 2012, ACCIONA reviewed the ethics clauses that it includes in all orders, contracts, and bid terms of reference in order to ensure that they specifically refer to its Ethical Principles for Suppliers, Contractors, and Partners.
These clauses include in addition , its commitment to the Principles of the Global Compact, the Law of Effective Equality of Women and Men, the integration of the differently-abled clause, and those related to the Ethics Channel, confidentiality, the law on protection of private data, and innovation in procurement
No Go Suppliers
Non-compliance with the minimum requirements set out in the No Go Policies means that a supplier cannot be contracted until the reasons for this status are resolved. ACCIONA has met the 2020 target of 0% general purchase orders from companies with this status.
In 2020, 171 suppliers were categorised as No Go, of which 53 have emerged from this situation, either after performing an audit and/or action or improvement plans, or through Reinforced Due Diligence.
Training for suppliers
Following the 2011 launch of the Suppliers Campus at ACCIONA's Corporate University, the Training Pack was completed in 2012, with a total of five online courses designed specifically for suppliers, in order to give them training on the main issues related to sustainability. These courses are: CR and Sustainability in the Supply Chain (available in Spanish, English, and Polish), Equality and Prevention of Discrimination, OHS in the Supply Chain, Disabilities and Code of Conduct.
Integration of ESG principles into the procurement process
In order to identify sustainable procurement, ACCIONA has developed the “Sustainable Procurement Guide”. Since 2016, the indicators for its identification have been implemented, both in PROCUR-e and in the main management systems.
Find below some examples of how the sustainability criteria have been incorporated into procurement and contracting management, and the different actions carried out by the main divisions in this regard.