A sustainable partnership
At all times, our message to suppliers is that they must share with us the common goal of behaving in an ethical, law-abiding manner. Therefore, we have established a specific policy governing supplier relations and contracting, which provides a group-wide framework for the management and control of procurement activities.
Siemens Gamesa ensures the impartiality and objectivity of our supplier selection processes and establishes the channels and mechanisms needed to ensure that our supplier conduct is ethical. To this end, Siemens Gamesa is committed to taking action if any supplier violates the values and principles set forth in our Code of Conduct.
The principles followed by our supply chain support several key activities that have consistently created positive value with our suppliers and stakeholders:
- Development of the local supply base while contributing to local wealth creation.
- Working with suppliers to achieve world-class component design in order to reduce costs.
- Creating opportunities for qualified suppliers to export to other regions based on their competitiveness.
All these activities are important contributions to internal activities as defined in Commodity Strategies, New Product Introduction and Engineering Change Management.
The Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) community within Siemens Gamesa is established and engaged, and its work encompasses sustainability topics.
According to the Capital Companies Law, Siemens Gamesa’s informs that the average payment period to suppliers in the fiscal year ended on September 30, 2017 has been 57 days.
The available processes and tools at Siemens Gamesa provide strategic buyers with levers, risk indicators and transparency to support their best sourcing decision.
Sustainability self-assessments are applied to strategic suppliers or suppliers located in high risk countries. The answers provided are screened, and suppliers who fail to meet the requirements are either immediately blocked from further business with Siemens Gamesa, or may be conditionally approved if the issues are not critical.
An External Sustainability Audit is executed by different third party providers and is the most powerful detection module. Monitoring may include re-audits or follow-up audits by our external partners.
The Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Third Party Intermediaries applies to all suppliers and third party intermediaries of Siemens Gamesa and has four main areas:
- Human Rights
- Fair Operating Practices
- Labor Practices
- Environmental Protection
It establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in our supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations with suppliers are ethical, social and environmentally responsible.
Siemens Gamesa promotes the Code of Conduct to all suppliers as they play a critical role in our sustainability-oriented value chain. We expect all suppliers to demonstrate their commitment towards these standards and principles and request compliance and adherence to it. The Code of Conduct is incorporated into our General Purchasing Conditions, in framework contracts and purchase agreements with each supplier, and also in procurement tools.
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (EN)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (ES)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (DE)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (DA)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (CN)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (PT)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (FR)
Suppliers of legacy Siemens Wind Power that have already signed the Siemens AG Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Third Party Intermediaries (version 3.0), or have a valid contract with a Corporate Responsibility clause, as well as suppliers of legacy Gamesa that have signed the Gamesa Code of Conduct for Suppliers (2015 version), the General Purchasing Conditions, contract or purchase agreement in that edition that already incorporates the contents of the code will be considered to have effectively adhered to this Code of Conduct.
Suppliers may also declare their adherence to the Siemens Gamesa Code of Conduct by signing the Declaration of Acceptance.
Below you will find the Siemens Gamesa General Purchasing Conditions. Please choose the document that corresponds to the country where the Siemens Gamesa legal entity which requests the supply is registered. For further details regarding our General Purchasing Conditions, we thank you for contacting your usual Siemens Gamesa buyer.