Code of ethics for suppliers
|It is aimed at defining guidelines to steer the ethical conduct of its suppliers, contractors and external partners.|
|It contains commitments stemming from the United Nations Global Compact.|
|It comprises the Code of Ethics, the Human Rights Policy, the Corporate Responsibility Policy and the Anti-corruption Policy of the company.|
|It defines the conduct guidelines in social and employment affairs, ethics and good governance issues, health and safety issues and environment and quality issues.|
Social and employment guidelines
Respect for the law, human rights and ethical values:It makes a commitment to acting at all times in accordance with the law, the internal Regulatory System in place, internationally accepted ethical practices regarding human rights and freedoms, and ensures that its suppliers strictly adhere to this commitment.
Respect for people:It rejects any conduct by its employees and suppliers that may generate an intimidating or offensive environment contrary to individual rights.
Professional development and equal opportunities:It promotes the professional and personal development of all employees, guaranteeing equal opportunities through employment policies.
Offering decent employment:Suppliers, contractors and external partners of Naturgy shall pay their employees a decent wage.
Ethical and good governance guidelines
Use and protection of assets:
It provides its employees and suppliers that so require them with the resources and means for conducting their professional activity, as well as for their protection and safekeeping.
Corruption and bribery:
It declares itself to be against influencing the will of people outside the company to obtain any benefit whatsoever, nor allows other entities to adopt these practices with their employees.
Irregular payments and money laundering:
It establishes policies to prevent and avoid irregular payments and the laundering of money of illegal origin, and expects its suppliers to comply with these policies.
Corporate image and reputation:
Suppliers, contractors and external partners of Naturgy must take every precaution to preserve the image and reputation of the company during the course of their professional activity.
Conflict of interest:
It considers that the relationship with its employees must be based on loyalty arising from common interests.
Treatment of information and knowledge:
It declares the truthfulness of information to be a basic principle of its activities and those of its suppliers.
It undertakes, leads and drives a commitment to quality, guaranteeing that the quality policy is implemented by all its suppliers.
Health and safety guidelines
Occupational health and safety:
It promotes the adoption of occupational health and safety policies, adopts the preventive measures established in the current legislation of each country, and ensures regulatory compliance in this area at all times. Furthermore, it promotes and incentivises the application of these policies by the partner companies and suppliers with which it operates.
Environmental and quality guidelines
Respect for the environment:
It has defined a policy and implemented an environmental management system. Suppliers, contractors and external partners must comply with this policy and the environmental standards established by Naturgy.
Quality and safety of products and services:
Throughout its value chain, it guarantees and improves the quality and safety of the products delivered by suppliers.