Working conditions in the Supply Chain
We expect our suppliers to maintain high standards of safety, security and sustainability, including respecting human rights in ways similar to our approach, throughout their value chain when performing work for us. Safety, security and sustainability requirements apply throughout all phases of our procurement process. Most of our suppliers, based on certain criteria, must confirm that they will comply with our minimum standards for ethics, anti-corruption, security, health and safety and human rights issues including the ILO core conventions. More practical information on Equinor’s supply chain can be found here.
In collaboration with Impactt we have been developing our approach to supplier assessments in high risk areas, focusing on direct engagement with the supply chain workforce, where the workers voice is at the core. This method will be embedded through the launch of the Expectations of Suppliers, expected in 2019.
Furthermore, Equinor has been a driving force in the industry initiative on human rights in the supply chain, as we believe that we can be most impactful through collaboration with partners and suppliers to improve working conditions throughout the supply chain.