Sustainable Procurement Policy

princípios e políticas

Sustainable Procurement Policy

The EDP Group's procurement process is developed in the framework of the following Sustainable Procurement Policy:

1. Compliance with laws and regulations in force and internal governance procedures applicable to the activity of the interested stakeholders;

2. Adoption of a responsible environmental policy that respects the environment by mitigating the adverse impact of the business activities;

3. Equal, transparent and impartial treatment, ensuring advantageous dialogue and respect for the commitments mutually made;

4. Making adequate consultation and communication channels available to all stakeholders;

5. Adopting high moral and ethical standards and acting with integrity, based on the EDP Group Code of Ethics, abstaining from any practices of bribery, corruption, extortion or fraud;

6. Confidentiality of all shared information, ensuring its non-transmission to others and respect between the parties involved;

7. Elimination of conflicts of interest that undermine objectivity and independence in decision-making;

8. Promotion of respect for dignity and human rights and rejection of any form of forced labor or child labor, harassment, discrimination, abuse or other types of physical or psychological violence;

9. Satisfaction of the requirements concerning occupational safety, hygiene and health;

10. Support for the economic development of local communities in which the group operates;

11. Foster continuous improvement, innovation and the sharing of best practices in efficiency, quality of goods or services and the proposal of new market solutions/opportunities.

This policy was approved by the Executive Board of Directors (EBD) on June 1st 2016.