The value of partnership


The new workshop Environment and innovation, a challenge for everyone has been organized. An important moment dedicated to training and knowledge sharing


In 2016, Snam provided work to 660 companies, signing 1,000 supply contracts worth approximately € 1.36 billion


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


For Snam, creating value partnerships with its suppliers means first and foremost relating to them in a transparent manner and, once the supply relationship has commenced, involving them in achieving long lasting performance through mutual growth.

Based on the “Shared Value” project, which aims to identify and enhance existing and potential knowledge, practices, initiatives capable of simultaneously creating competitive value for the company, its stakeholders (including its suppliers), Snam has initiated a process to identify initiatives and projects that can form part of a shared action plan with, in the initial phase, the carrying out of feasibility studies on a number of initiatives that demonstrate the greatest potential.

Throughout the relationship with its suppliers, Snam shares value by providing corporate know-how through a ‘knowledge sharing’ approach. This process aims to support companies in the supply chain throughout a continuous improvement process which, on the one hand, increases their competitiveness and, on the other, increases the reliability of the partnership with Snam, thus benefitting the final quality of the service provided.

Businesses that want to provide goods, works or services to Snam Group companies  have to share our passion for sustainable innovation and our commitment to reducing social and environmental risks and impact throughout the supply chain.

In 2016, Snam worked with more than 660 companies, stipulating more than 1,000 supply contracts worth approximately € 1.36 billion (95.6% in Italy) divided between goods, labour and sevices.

Progresses in Shared Value approach implementation to relationship with suppliers

  • The implementation of an "Ethics and Integrity Agreement" with suppliers, to reinforce their commitment towards snam's core values
  • the organization of workshop for suppliers, particularly dedicated to knowledge sharing and training in order to share good practices
  • the diffusion of legality protocols in areas at greatest risk, to spread the new culture by affirming the universal principles of legality throughout the supply chain
  • the creation of a Supplier Portal, to facilitate the exchange of information, with a focus on sustainability issues


In 2016 as well Snam met with its suppliers with the aim of creating a shared culture on fundamental issues, such as innovation, sustainability and business ethics.
During the meeting, in which more than 450 people took part, a great deal of attention was paid to the value of collaboration between the company and suppliers as a factor for development, the strategic importance of the sustainable supply chain, the theme of transparency and the fight against corruption.
Specific discussions then touched on more technical subjects, such as: the new procurement code; the environment and innovation (the best practices of foreign investees); innovative technologies in the oil and gas industry; the development of technologies to promote alternative uses of natural gas.
The event was recognised as a training credit by the Milan Order of Engineers.


Activated in 2013, the Portal is the most important way of implementing Snam’s procurement policy and of making an additional contribution in terms of transparent, traceable and complete information available to current and potential suppliers.
It contains information, details, best practices and documents updated with the processes and procedures regulating qualification and procurement activities.
At the end of 2016 there were more than 1,800 suppliers registered on the portal (+20% compared with 2015), each of which has information at its disposal, in the dedicated reserved area, on the commodity sectors for which it is qualified, opened contracts, performance in terms of occupational safety, administrative elements and paperwork.
Over the course of the year there were more than 102,000 visitors (up around 15% compared with 2015) who accessed the Portal over 298,000 times (up 27% compared with 2015); more than 930,000 pages were read.


As part of the activities relating to the construction of the “Pedemontana Veneta” toll expressway and the Protocol signed between the Region of Sicily, Regional Council for Energy and Public Utility Services, the Ministry of the Interior, the Prefectures of the Sicilian provinces and Confindustria Sicily, Snam signed a protocol with the Prefecture of Caltanissetta with regard to the area of Gela.

By signing the protocol, Snam continued its objective of diffusing the legality protocols as part of the agreement between Snam Rete Gas and Consorzio Stabile SIS Società Consortile per Azioni.

This aim of this experiment, carried out with the involvement of public and private partners, is to:

  • prevent the risk of corruption in the interests of legality
  • support the fight against organised crime
  • promote ethical behaviour in the relationships between the various players
  • foster the development of fair, ethical and meritocratic local entrepreneurship.

By signing this document, Snam undertakes to ensure that its suppliers and sub-contractors also comply with its provisions, with a view to effectively preventing the infiltration of organised crime.

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