Our fundamental corporate values focus on attention to the health and safety of Enel employees, as well as those of our suppliers and subcontractors, while respecting and protecting the environment.
The Enel Group considers its suppliers as true partners with whom to share the core principles of safety and the environment. These include the Zero Accidents goal, and the importance of the Stop Work Policy... tools that enable immediate reporting and suspension of any situation that risks harming people or the environment.
Enel is committed to increasing safety and environmental skills, both in terms of technical knowledge and cultural and Leadership skills, promoting a new way of working, safer for people and more sustainable for the environment.
This means that in all phases of the Procurement process – from qualification to contract award – the Group has adopted specific tools to monitor the management of Health, Safety and Environmental requirements. This entails a single contractual document ('HSE TERMS') describing the supplier's obligations in relation to these three areas, and the qualification phase provides for a specific assessment process correlated to the level of Safety and Environmental Risk attributed to each Product Category.
In terms of subsequent contract execution, the supplier is constantly involved and evaluated: it is monitored via a continuous process of on-site inspection and Consequence Management, specific to the supplier's safety and environmental risk profile, aimed at performance improvement. This process includes activities aimed at defining and implementing an action plan designed to develop the contractor’s contribution by identifying areas for improvement on which each supplier is called to work, always aiming to encourage increases in safety and in environmental standards.
Along with Environmental Assessment, Safety Assessment too is part of the Supplier Performance Management system. This is aimed at monitoring the performance of suppliers on different issues, of which the safety index significantly affects the overall performance assessment of the supplier company.
This process involves a wide range of elements, including rapid information exchange, direct involvement of personnel specialised in disseminating safety culture by adopting safe behaviour and risk perception and assessment, plus sharing lessons learned and best practices.
There is also a "Contractor Safety Partnership" project: this aims to raise awareness among our contractors by sharing best practices, such as affirming that "business results go hand in hand with safety results", and also encouraging proactivity to "raise your hand" as explained in the Stop Work Policy. This key policy reinforces the concept of passion for higher standards and working methods, asking all those who work for Enel to intervene and immediately suspend any operation which reveals possible risks, not only in terms of human health and safety, but also concerning the environment.
While pursuing the goal of "Zero accidents" and improving its contractors’ work methods and safety standards, Enel provides numerous illustrative and informative materials.