Having a responsible and effective supply chain in place is important within our business. Hence, we place a special emphasis on ensuring that our procurement practices are in line with all applicable laws and our ethical principles.
The EVRAZ Supply Directorate participates in the implementation of the Group’s strategic objectives and provides commodities — machinery, materials and services — for production and equipment upgrade programmes. The Supply Directorate, together with production facilities, identifies the optimum technologies and products to purchase for production needs in order to facilitate a continuous reduction in production costs and to boost efficiency.
Since 2013, the Policy on Main Procurement Principles (available only in Russian) has been the main regulatory document governing procurement performance. The Policy sets out the general procurement approach and main principles and applies to all Group segments.
In addition to a high-level policy, the Group has in place a system of specific regulatory documents governing supply chain management, depending on the type of process and whether procurement is planned and conducted at the managing company level or in individual EVRAZ segments.
EVRAZ procurement principles
We act with integrity by enhancing confidence, mutual trust and benefits among our suppliers.
We aim to support the collaborative development and implementation of progressive technologies.
The Group is committed to carrying out procurements in the most efficient way and at the lowest possible cost, without suffering any loss in quality.
Any Russian or foreign company can become one of our suppliers under the terms of free competition and provided that they respect all our requirements related to safety, reliability and applicable legislation.
Through the optimal organisation of production and procurement processes, we aim to minimise inventories while at the same placing the highest priority on safety and the continuity of the production process.