It is essential to ensure integrity, defined as responsible and transparent behaviour with our shareholders, employees, customers and the different agents involved in each of our areas of activity.
The Compliance Programme establishes integrity as one of our core values. This translates into active policies and procedures that help guide our way of doing business and engaging with the world around us.
Much of our sustainability effort relies on integrating our environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into our supply chain.
Our model aims to promote efficiency, quality, sustainability, transparency, respect for human rights, non-discrimination and equal opportunity.
The purchasing department of the Empark Group considers all the pillars of the sustainability strategy, incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance principles as a fundamental part of its strategy.
All supplier selection, negotiation and contracting processes adhere to the most demanding and objective procedures, providing traceability from process start to end and ensuring that our partners comply with the highest ethical and social responsibility standards.
The Empark Group's purchasing process is characterised by having top-tier suppliers both nationally and locally in order to adapt to the needs of the business.
The Purchasing Department, which reports to the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for drawing up the Empark Group's Purchasing Policy. It applies to the entire Iberian Peninsula and contains all the commercial and sustainability principles that govern the supplier/customer relationship.
As part of the commercial relationship, suppliers wishing to contract with the Empark Group must accept the principles contained in its Code of Ethics and Conduct, as well as its Anti-Money Laundering Policy.
The ultimate goal of the Empark Group's Purchasing Policy is to have top-tier suppliers that provide their services efficiently, with the highest quality standards and in compliance with the principles of integrity, sustainability and transparency.
Before a commercial relationship is established, a vendor must be approved as an Empark Group supplier based on its criticality and the activity it carries out.
Once the commercial relationship and service provision are initiated, Business Performance Reviews are conducted periodically to ensure that the services provided comply with the agreed specifications. This entire process relies on a technology platform that allows purchase orders to pass through different levels of approval, thus ensuring multiple checkpoints.