Sustainability is an integral part of procurement at EDP and we seek partners who are aligned with us in this mission.
Carlos Mota Pinto, Director of the Global Procurement Unit
Changing Tomorrow Now with our Partners
This is a call for action. The EDP Group is committed to achieving carbon neutrality in its operations, the innovative reuse of waste, enhancing biodiversity, promoting gender equality, reducing workplace accidents, ensuring full respect for human rights, and being internationally recognised for its ethical performance. At the same time, the EDP Group wants to grow its business, entering new countries and markets while ensuring innovation and competitiveness, efficiency and operational quality.
EDP is committed to creating a better future, and procurement is one of the pillars for achieving this goal. With our vast network of partners, we believe we can create points of change in the supply chain. EDP expects all partner companies to make a positive contribution to the success of the United Nations agenda.
We are playing our part. We are changing tomorrow now.
EDPartners is the EDP Group's main Supplier Relationship Management programme that combines strategic initiatives with our suppliers’ daily procurement interactions. Through this programme, EDP will involve EDPartners in achieving our collective goals, strengthening relationships by sharing best practices, joint project development, and process alignment.
EDP Partners initiatives
Through the Partner Academy initiative, we seek to develop EDP Brazil's critical and non-critical suppliers as well as their respective sub-suppliers. To reach more partners and to maintain training during the COVID-19 crisis period, in 2020 we started using online technologies for partner training and development. The most popular courses were in the virtual live classroom model, providing training in improving environmental management, health, safety, quality and social responsibility. In 2020, we managed to increase training participation by 300% compared to the previous year, demonstrating the initiative’s success.
Sustainability Executive Manager - EDP Brazil
Through the ESG Assessments, EDP demonstrates its commitment to the creation of a stable and sustainable supply chain, assuming itself as an integral part of the supplier's development, focused on commitment, empowerment and increased competitiveness and not merely in audit activities oriented towards compliance. It is, without a doubt, a moment of experience sharing, proximity and value creation for all those involved.
Tiago Miguel Dias
Supply Chain Sustainability Analist - Global Procurement Unit
To improve our suppliers’ experience and help them manage their relationship with EDP much more easily, EDP Global Solutions has launched a new Supplier Portal.
The EDPartners Portal allows suppliers to access the registration, accreditation, invoicing and payment data for goods and services rendered, and the negotiation processes, among others.