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Relationships with our suppliers are about more than just contract management. We consider them strategic partners in the process of integrating skills and knowledge aimed at improving management, competitiveness and productivity. In order to strengthen these relationships and drive the achievement of objectives, we have practices in place in which we promote corporate growth.

We use these opportunities to promote collaborative work, the exchange of new knowledge, and the improvement of skills among our suppliers, for the benefit of their development and that of society.

Talks and training

Talks and training

Offering dialogue sessions with our suppliers to focus mainly on the following topics:

  • Compliance with human rights.
  • Innovation as a key factor in companies.
  • Productivity and supply models.
 
Suppliers Convention

Suppliers Convention

Event in which we strengthen relationships with our strategic allies, share the lessons learned and our business practices.

Since 2010, we have benefited from the participation of lecturers, using several methodologies and discussing issues on current interests.

At our eighth Annual Supplier Convention, held in 2017, we strengthened relations with 144 suppliers through the transfer of practices, a close communication and integration experiences. We discussed topics such as the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically “Decent Work and Economic Growth”, we shared information of interest for suppliers and contractors, and created spaces for personal growth.

Supplier support model

Relations with our suppliers promote skill building, because we recognize them as allies in the fulfillment of our goals and in the construction of a society with better opportunities.

In order to achieve these relations, we create spaces that promote the integration of knowledge and teamwork, strengthen their professional skills and implement sustainability practices.

 
School of Suppliers

School of Suppliers

Strategy focused on addressing key topics for organizations, by providing fundamentals to our suppliers, in order for them to be more competitive when managing their company, thus contributing to the region’s development.

 
Supplier and Contractor Development Program

Supplier and Contractor Development Program

We recognize our suppliers as strategic allies to drive productivity and competitiveness of both, thus generating value for the parties. In order to be consistent with this idea, we build long-term relationships based on trust and transparency.

In this program, we performed a diagnostics on our suppliers’ practices, in order to identify gaps and develop an action plan to improve some specific aspects and begin the process for strengthening their management.

We have developed a networked relationship map for our suppliers aimed at incorporating skills and knowledge, and consolidating relationships, in order to address business opportunities in a productive manner.

Our role is to act as networked work facilitators to contribute to the creation of dialog spaces that enable collective construction. The role of the members is to actively participate and share in the network's initiatives, propose activities, be self-managing, make use of the agreements established among the members, share information that is relevant to the group, report difficulties, and propose alternative solutions to any problems.

Engineering and Maintenance Network

Engineering and Maintenance Network

This networking group is made up of suppliers that oversee the operation of our electric power plants. It offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for the particular needs of the industry through expert, multi-disciplinary and collaborative knowledge of its members. This network supports the needs of the Energy Production Supply team of our Company directly.

 
Technology Partner Network

Technology Partner Network

This network is made up of companies including engineering firms, universities and organizations that provide technical support to our industrial end clients.

 
Grupo Pares

Peer Group

A Company´s initiative to identify companies that have active programs aimed at the development and strengthening of suppliers, and which aim to improve productivity and competitiveness among sectors and for the country as a whole.

 
Grupo Redes

Networks Group

We form part of the Competitiveness Agreement of the Electric Energy Cluster comprised of EPM, ISA, ISAGEN and the Electricity Cluster of the Medellín Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia. Its goal consists of promoting the development, the strengthening, the relations of the supply chain and the industry’s competitiveness.

 
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Our 2017 results

Practices with suppliers

We encourage you to refer to last year’s most outstanding milestones regarding our supplier relations and to provide your comments at Contact us.

  • Compliance by our 495 potential suppliers and contractors was 85.49% in terms of minimum sustainability requirements, demonstrating their commitment to environmental, labor, ethical and human rights topics.
  • As to our contractors, assessed in contractual terms, 97.69% achieved ratings of excellence, which indicates that they are highly reliable.
  • A total of 25 local suppliers participated in the Supplier Development Program and Supplier School of Eastern Antioquia and Santander, which helped strengthen their enterprise conditions.
  • We worked with our potential suppliers and contractors on further enhancing their use of tools to manage risks associated with contractual relationships, including legal, reputational, ethics, transparency, health, safety, and environment risks, scoring of potential suppliers and contractor performance evaluations.
  • We further consolidated collaborative working networks with 30 companies from different industries to identify cross-cutting topics on which to work with potential suppliers and contractors.

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Management reports

Management reports

Every year, we share our management reports which address the most relevant business aspects throughout the year.

 
Supplier evaluation

Supplier evaluation

We evaluate our suppliers and contractors in order to create opportunities for improvement.

 
Regulations

Regulations

We have established agreements and policies for negotiating and procuring the goods and services that our Company.

 
Supplier evaluation

Supplier evaluation

We evaluate our suppliers and contractors in order to create opportunities for improvement.