- Over 10,000 suppliers
- 9,332 fuel quality and quantity controls at 1,700 petrol stations
- 1,601 on the spot test kits at EKO petrol stations
- 21 market surveys
- 24-hour helpline phone service
The Group has a wide and diverse supplier base with more than 10,000 active suppliers for material and equipment purchasing or services hiring, including multinational companies as well as SMEs and local businesses. The supplier base is updated in the context of a sustainable supply chain.
Our suppliers and partners are selected and evaluated on improving our overall performance in regards to Sustainable Development. Their assessment is based on business criteria as well as Sustainable Development criteria (see also G4-HR1). Refinery contractors are further assessed on their performance on Health, Safety and Environmental issues whenever they complete a project.
Moreover, in 2016, we continued to integrate a “compliance clause” with the United Nations Global Compact principles to our suppliers’ new contracts and purchase orders (in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and corruption).
An emphasis is also placed on supporting local communities through choosing local suppliers where possible, in accordance with the Procurement Manual (see Chapter "Society", Section "Local Communities" for more detailed information).
The Group, through a defined framework of co-operation, in line with the new Purchasing Regulation completed at the end of 2016 and implemented on 1 January 2017 and the Code of Conduct, cultivates synergies and long-term relationships, transparency, respect for competitiveness, meritocracy and equal opportunities.
We constantly cooperate with our suppliers with regards to information and the application of environmental standards, responsible labour practices and respect for human rights.