Growing with our suppliers


The workshop, Safety and the environment in contracting activities, was conducted in 2017 inside the Partners' Day


Snam’s Supplier Portal – a web platform that facilitates information exchange – has been updated


Increased the number of sustainability-related controls

From suppliers to business partners, these are Snam’s real suppliers.

Safety, transparency, attention to the community, respect for the land and reinforcement of licenses to operate are indispensable values around which Snam aims to forge responsible and trusting relationships with its suppliers.

The workshops annually organized by Snam (the Safety and the environment in contracting activities in 2017, the Environment and innovation, a challenge for everyone in 2016, the Quality and transparency in relations between the Company and suppliers workshop in 2015, the Responsible Relationship between the Company and Supply Chain workshop in 2014, the Sharing views to prevent and improve workshop in 2013, the My safety is your safety workshop in 2012 and the Suppliers’ Day for Sustainability workshop in 2011) provide opportunities to meet and strengthen relationships with Snam’s business partners based on knowledge sharing: sharing best operating practices is a key element of the process to continuously improve the relationship between the principal and its suppliers and sharing was the key word at the base of the Suppliers Portal project.

Moreover, increasing the wealth of knowledge and working together to achieve mutual growth creates value for suppliers and provides the company with greater reliability and competitiveness, while also generating healthy business development for the national economy. Actually for Snam, growing with suppliers means to share responsibly values and behaviours contributing to the relationship continuous improvement towards combined goals. 

Snam's suppliers

Businesses that want to provide goods, works or services to Snam Group companies do not only have to satisfy our quality, price and reliability requirements but also share our passion for innovation and our commitment to reducing social and environmental risks and impact throughout the supply chain, committing themselves to a clear and responsible relationship. Potential suppliers must undergo a rigorous and thorough qualification process, as this is the only way possible for a company to learn its current capacity and future potential.
To ensure the suitability of suppliers with respect to procurement needs, in 2017 Snam conducted an intense Market Intelligence activity on circa thirty different product categories related to its core business and new activities (building new compression and storage stations for automotive methane gas). The number of
spontaneous applications received from prospective suppliers amounted to circa 1,900.


Geographical breakdown procurement in italy


Procurement by product category


The geographical distribution refers to suppliers' administrative headquarters

Main economic sectors activated by Snam

Snam generates wealth from the direct expenses incurred in different sector categories. The concept is based on the idea that each time a business produces goods or invests, it brings money to new economic players (workers, suppliers, etc.), which in turn spend it on other activities in various economic sectors. Value is thus generated: in fact, the more times a euro moves through the system, the greater the wealth that is generated.

The main sectors involved in activities related to demand from Snam are as follows:

  • Construction
  • Manufacture and processing of metal products and mechanical machinery
  • Professional activities

Social-economic effects of Snam's purchases

 In 2017, the value of purchases, referring to the goods, works and services awarded to Italian companies or work carried out across the national territory, amounted to approximately €787 mln, this was instrumental in supporting 8,090 external resources and inducing economic activity (production value) in related industries for a sum of about €1.8 bln and an added value of €0.8 bln. (The data shown are the result of a special study carried out by a specialised company.)

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17 September 2018 - 14:24 CEST