Our vision is to provide, wherever possible, sustainable and responsible local and regional procurement that positively contributes to a robust supply chain and the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate.
Our goal is to ensure that our entire supply chain offers potential opportunities for local procurement at all stages of the procurement process, proactively engaging with small, medium and large suppliers and contractors and in all our areas of operation. Local procurement guidelines, standards and supporting tools are actively promoted in the workplace and embedded in business processes and we continue to allocate appropriate resources and build the required internal capacity to enable effective delivery of local and regional procurement.
We recognise that small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) can be particularly disadvantaged by complex procurement arrangements and therefore continue to strive to minimise the barriers to participation by simplifying our processes and clearly and transparently communicating our requirements and standards.
Our payment terms accommodate the needs and requirements of SMEs and our existing partners & internal functions will continue to work with us to improve local and regional procurement outcomes across our supply chain.