Growing with our suppliers


Under the scope of the activities carried out with its stakeholders, at the "Partners' Day" held in November in Milan, Snam met more than 500 people, including suppliers, customers, employees, institutions, the financial community and the media.


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


Snam performs 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 meetings annually organized by Snam (the insigths about growth and innovation shared during Partners' Day in 2018, 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.
In order to ensure that the list of approved suppliers is adequate to meet current and future procurement requirements, Snam constantly conducts market intelligence analyses and scouts for new suppliers: in 2018 more than 500 businesses were contacted, involving around sixty different works categories, and around 200 new applicant qualification processes were launched. The number of spontaneous applications received from prospective suppliers amounted to approximately 1,300.


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

Key performance indicators

Regarding the works category (in the highest criticality classes) having Management Systems certified in accordance with international standards (ISO 9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001) is required. Snam has also set itself the goal of extending the environmental certification requirement to all suppliers of goods (highest criticality class), setting a target equal to 65% in 2018. During the year, the objective set in 2017 was achieved and exceeded, reaching a value of 70%. Snam is committed to carrying out more awareness actions on the possession of ISO 14001 certification with regard to suppliers of Goods in 2019 aimed at maintaining the results achieved.

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15 April 2019 - 14:57 CEST