The sustainable supply chain

Snam operates transparently and absolutely respectfully for free competition by committing itself to engage the suppliers to achieve high and enduring performance levels, with a view towards mutual growth and creation of value. It also promotes anti-corruption, safe working conditions, the protection of human rights and environmental protection.

The Company adopts an “expanded” management model based on the engagement and empowerment of the supply chain players: all the suppliers and subcontractors are encouraged to compete and operate fairly, improving their performance in the area of risk mitigation, innovation of management processes, increased operational efficiency and promotion of responsible governance procedures.
In particular, Snam, always keen on spreading a culture of legality and maintaining efficient anti-corruption measures, requires suppliers to adhere to the Ethics and Integrity Agreement, an undertaking to maintain transparent relations and meet strict requirements for the conduct of business, also engaging subcontractors in this same quest.

Social Supply Chain Policy

Snam bases its business development model on sustainable growth, the promotion of economic and social development and a constant dialogue with the areas and communities in which it operates. Under the scope of this model the Company is committed, not only to disseminate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) promoted by the UN, but also to steer corporate activities so that they contribute to their achievement. The supply chain activities also strive towards an inclusive growth and in 2018 the Company published a social supply chain policy through which it is committed to open and sustain the involvement of social businesses in its supply chain, promoting opportunities of collaboration through networks and consortia of social enterprises.

The publication of a specific policy formally promotes the attention which Snam focuses on the third sector, in line with the sustainable development processes in the supply chain. The involvement of social cooperatives in the supply chain, in accordance with methods that are obviously in line with Snam processes and provisions in this area, also represents an opportunity for development in the areas and local communities in which the Company operates and where these cooperatives have stronger roots. Snam therefore recognises the role of business organisations which relate to the social economy and the third sector and which play a role in labour policies and social inclusion, in order to promote the employment of weaker and socially disadvantaged groups. With this line of reasoning, it promotes potential opportunities for collaboration through networks and consortia of social enterprises and fosters the inclusion of social enterprises as sub-contractors, also through the introduction of reward mechanisms in the criteria for evaluating bids. Snam also encourages its suppliers to define policies that include social cooperatives and enterprises in their supply chain.

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