At Steelscape we recognize that to be the best at what we do, we need to rely on strong relationships with our suppliers. Our suppliers are critical partners for our business and we acknowledge that our success is a mutual proposition.
Steelscape, and our joint venture parents BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation, treat suppliers as partners, and acknowledges that these partnerships are crucial in managing the social, environmental and ethical risks inherent in our global supply chains. We seek to work with suppliers who share the core values expressed in Our Bond and the behaviors and principles of our Guide to Business Conduct.
We are committed to sustainable sourcing practices that create, protect and build long term environmental, social and economic value for all stakeholders. We look at both financial and non-financial elements when considering sourcing decisions. We also will choose products and services that have lower environmental and social impacts over their life cycle compared to competing products and services. Steelscape strives to conduct procurement and sourcing activities with integrity. We have a zero tolerance approach to bribery, corruption and illegal practices.
We seek to partner with suppliers who share our supply chain values and standards. Our expectations of suppliers and their values, are outlined in our Responsible Sourcing Standard and Supplier Code of Conduct.
Our Responsible Sourcing Standard has been designed to ensure we have sustainable sourcing practices, including a Statement on Human Rights which sets out our human rights commitments to our people and those who work with us. Suppliers must support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out minimum standards for suppliers. We expect our suppliers to meet the expectations in this Code themselves and to share these expectations with their own suppliers so that they are communicated through the supply chain. This Code of Conduct is relevant and applicable for all suppliers and contractors, including their use of subcontractors. We require our suppliers to monitor their compliance with this Code of Conduct and to communicate any issues or challenges in their operations and supply chain. Suppliers will also be required to comply with processes that seek to assess compliance with this Code of Conduct.
If you would like more information on how to partner with Steelscape, please reach out to us using the Ask Steelscape functionality on this page.
Additional information on BlueScope’s approach to supply chain sustainability can be found on the Sustainability Reporting Page. More information on Nippon Steel Corporation’s approach to sustainability can be found on the Corporate Sustainability Page.