Responsible value chain

Responsible value chain

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Our suppliers are key partners in our commitment to develop sustainable and innovative solutions. We are convinced that it is essential to encourage a close, accessible and solid relationship with our partners, so it makes every effort to optimise resources and implement tools that enhance bilateral, transparent and efficient communication.

1. RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT POLICY

Our Procurement Policy establishes the procedures and guidelines for the external contracting of goods and services, strengthening the commitment to guarantee transparency, honesty and ethics where our purchasing function is concerned. We collaborate with suppliers who share the willingness and determination to be responsible companies and who develop their business applying the same ethical principles that we support, respect and fulfil. In this way, we make progress towards the implementation of more stringent evaluation and supplier selection processes, with analyses based on environmental, social and ethical criteria.

2. ADHESION TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT

Our Code of Conduct is part of the Purchasing department’s approval contract and is signed by all the suppliers with whom a commercial relationship is entered into. Furthermore, at the initial stage of all the electronic tenders, there is a Code of Conduct pre-acceptance clause that must be signed, in order to guarantee that all the suppliers accept and abide by it if they happen to be awarded the contract. There are more than 1,500 suppliers adhered to our Code of Conduct.

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3. LOCAL PROCUREMENT

Following the principles of our Corporate Purchasing Policy, we strive to promote equal opportunities and to encourage local purchasing in each region where operations take place. More than 80% of the approved suppliers are local.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT.

All the suppliers included on the electronic business platform will be assessed using a series of parameter associated with environmental management, commitment to the fight against climate change, reducing the carbon footprint, responsible consumption of resources and the utilisation of recycled materials.

5. INNOVATION AND TRANSPARENCY: ELECTRONIC NEGOTIATION

Our electronic business platform has clearly shown that we have opted for innovation, equal opportunities and transparency in the contracting processes. Consolidating the platform has been conducive to standardising assessment criteria and procedures, making all the processes traceable and ensuring that the decision-making processes are transparent.

6. COPERAMA

The first Purchasing Platform of the hotel industry in Spain, founded and owned mostly by NH Hotel Group, has nationally consolidated and has begun its international expansion. At the end of 2014, the firm Coperama Holding was established, this being the owner of Coperama Spain as well as any other subsidiaries that might be set up in the future. It is thus equipped with the structure and resources that are needed to successfully develop the project.