We have several local suppliers that are essential to our continued growth. Before working with us, all suppliers are subject to an internal qualification process.
In Brazil, we have a centralized purchasing process for our operations that serves several business areas. Although specific qualification requirements may vary according to the degree of risk of the supply, Hydro's purchasing policy is common to all business areas.
These policies require that Hydro's suppliers meet certain quality, health, safety and environment (HSE), financial stability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, taking human and anti-corruption rates into account.
To ensure vendor commitment, documentation for qualification must include Quality, HSE, and CSR requirements. Hydro expects all of its business partners to comply with the principles set forth in the Supplier's Code of Conduct.