The value of partnership


The new workshop Safety and the environment in contracting activities has been organized. An important moment dedicated to training and knowledge sharing inside the Partners' Day


In 2017, Snam provided work to 574 companies, signing 800 supply contracts worth approximately € 844 million


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 2017, Snam worked with 574 companies, stipulating about 800 supply contracts worth approximately € 844 million (92% in Italy) divided between goods, labour and sevices.

Progresses in Shared Value approach implementation to relationship with suppliers

  • Suppliers' performance evaluation by means of HSE requirements
  • 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 2017 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.

Indeed, for its 75th anniversary, Snam, within the scope of “Partners’ Day”, held on 9 November 2017 at the “Leonardo da Vinci” Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, brought partners and stakeholders together in an in-depth dialogue on future scenarios in the world of energy.
After a plenary session where issues such as the importance of infrastructures, dialogue with the territories and the new uses of gas were addressed, an in-depth session was held - where nearly 500 people were divided up into work groups and to discuss certain key issues.Safety and the environment in contracting activities (with the awarding of the 2017 Contractor Safety Trophy).

Actually, as it did with the Safety Trophy intended for all Snam employees, Snam instituted the “Contractor Safety Trophy”, an initiative carried out every year to better focus supplier attention on health and safety issues by evaluating their HSE performance with specific indicators (accident indices, near misses, evidence from audits or inspections, feedback on topics of interest). The Contractor Safety Trophy, for the 2016 results, was awarded to the Max Streicher, a company specialised in the building of energy infrastructure and constructing gas pipelines in particular.


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 2017, registered suppliers in the portal amounted to more than 1,900 (+5% compared to 2016). Starting in January 2018, Snam added a new feature dedicated to performance certification that will allow suppliers to more easily and promptly know the best time to issue invoices subsequent to the goods, services or works they provided to Snam.
The 65,598 SAP documents loaded in the year (+16% compared to the previous year) prove that that the Suppliers Portal is a living site, accessed more and more every day by users to interact with Snam.


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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10 April 2018 - 15:33 CEST