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Becoming an Equinor supplier

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We know that our suppliers contribute to significant value to us, our partners and customers, and we believe that maintaining a strong relationship with high-quality suppliers will enable us to maintain competitiveness over time.

Our ambition is to cooperate with the best performing suppliers and we expect our suppliers to maintain a high performance throughout the contract period.

We are committed to using suppliers who operate consistently in accordance with our values, and who maintain high standards for health, safety and environment (HSE), ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Our intention is to contribute to socio-economic development in communities where we have long-term development activities. This contribution may include local procurement of goods and services, direct and indirect local employment, local infrastructure development and local capacity development.

Our suppliers help us to ensure safe and efficient operation at our facilities, to realise new projects and to give local ripple effects.

We would like continuous improvement to be a common goal for us, irrespective of whether we are dealing with security, technology, innovation, costs or climate. Equinor is committed to good cooperation with our suppliers, and our ambition is to be an open, accessible and responsive player.

What you can expect from us:

  • We will be open about how we work, our requirements and future plans
  • We will ensure balanced and fair treatment to achieve a sustainable supply chain
  • We shall be predictable against the market and the suppliers

How to become a supplier to Equinor

We identify potential suppliers through regular supplier market analysis, and various qualification/screening systems as listed below. Our main sourcing method is competitive tendering.

If you are interested in becoming a supplier to Equinor, we recommend that you register your company information in the qualification systems listed below. Joining these databases does not guarantee that you will become a supplier to Equinor, but you will provide our buyers with information to help them determine whether your company is appropriate for consideration.

  • Equinor’s preferred qualification system: Magnet JQS
  • The qualification system for oil & gas and wind activities in USA and Canada (upstream, midstream, downstream): ISNetworld
  • Screening system for possible vendors (not approved as qualification system):
    • Generation and distribution of electricity in Norway, Sweden and Denmark: U NCE
    • Oil & Gas activities in UK and Netherlands: FPAL
    • Generation and distribution of electricity, distribution grids for gas, heat, cooling, drinking water etc in UK: UVDB
    • Construction and building activities in Norway: StartBANK

All our suppliers must meet our minimum requirements, including safety, security, sustainability and public registration. For contracts involving high risk, the supplier’s management system will need to be qualified.

Downloads and resources are available further down the page.

Find key information for suppliers

Health, safety and security

Safety and security always come first for us, without exception. We expect our suppliers to share our commitment to zero harm.

We strive to be an industry leader in safety, security and carbon efficiency, and we believe that all accidents related to people, environment and assets can be prevented.

Since our suppliers’ safety and security performance has a major impact on our own, we strongly emphasise the importance of mature safety and security cultures and organisational values during our supplier pre-qualification.

Supplier personnel who will have access to our locations or systems may be screened using designated lists such as sanctions lists or security related lists to ensure compliance with national and international sanctions regulations, and anti-corruption and security requirements.

As part of international efforts to combat terrorism, human rights violations, money laundering and other criminal activity, certain national governments and international organisations identify both individuals as well as entities as so-called designated parties.

It will often be prohibited for a company such as ours to do business with or employ parties on a sanctions list. Moreover, such parties may in some instances also represent a security risk for us.

Accordingly, ahead of allowing personnel access to our sites, office locations or systems, we screen personnel through an automated name check against updated versions of relevant sanctions lists in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

Learn more about health, safety and security in Equinor

Ethics and anti-corruption

Ethical conduct is essential for sustainable business and we treat ethics as an integral part of our activities. We expect high ethical standards of everyone who acts on our behalf, and we encourage our business partners to implement ethics standards compatible with our own.

We have zero tolerance for bribery and corruption in any form, including facilitation payments. We will comply with all applicable anti-corruption and bribery laws and take active steps to ensure that bribery or corruption does not occur in our business activities.

We believe in the benefits of competition, and we will always compete in a fair and ethically justifiable manner, both in relation to competitors as well as to customers and suppliers.

Compliance and leadership

To ensure safe, consistent and high quality deliveries we rely on individuals and companies to operate in ways that secure compliance, safety and quality—every time.

Leaders in all companies must take responsibility for incorporating a good method of operation. The Compliance and Leadership Programme offers paths for answering these questions by focusing on the leadership required for developing a value-based performance culture, handling risk and applying the lessons learned to future deliveries.

By focusing on the specific steps in the compliance and leadership model, we can all contribute towards creating a safer workplace. Compliance and Leadership is not a short-term campaign, it is how we work.

Illustration of our compliance and leadership process
Our compliance and leadership model.

Human rights due diligence supply chain priorities

Our human rights policy prescribes a risk-based approach to human rights due diligence. Here we describe what this means in practice.

Read about our due diligence