Our procurement structure has three levels: global, regional and local. Global procurement includes all categories where suppliers are operating on a global level – for example, major mining companies. We have several regional procurement platforms, which ensure our regional sourcing activities are as efficient as possible. The local procurement level uses global or regional contracts, or sources from local partners.
[Our shipping and logistics service supports our steel and mining operations, and is an integral part of our entire supply chain, helping to deliver raw materials to our plants around the world and our steel products to our customers. We aim to offer a competitive advantage by generating value for our plants and excellent customer service for all stakeholders.]
AM/NS India firmly believe that our long-term growth is linked directly to our wider commitment to the communities in which we work, our employees and the environment.
Our responsible sourcing program is fundamental to this aim and forms a key part of our supply chain strategy.
We have embedded sustainability principles into our general contracts, and set out clear expectations in the areas of safety, health, employee relations and the environment. We do through a collaborative process of supplier evaluations, including the integration of responsible sourcing criteria in our annual supplier performance monitoring system. We also require our suppliers to comply with all the relevant laws and regulations.
Safety is our highest priority. We have strict requirements in terms of what we expect from our suppliers when it comes to health and safety.
Becoming an AM/NS India supplier is to become associated with two of the world’s leading steel companies; ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel. This implies sharing the same values, following the same rules and working in the same direction in order to achieve common targets. Health and safety is our number one priority and a key element of our code for responsible sourcing.
AM/NS India is committed to working towards a goal of zero fatalities, zero accidents and zero occupational illnesses, as well as general wellbeing in the workplace and beyond. We therefore believe that all accidents are avoidable, including accidents involving contractors and suppliers.
The current AM/NS India general procurement conditions in all major sourcing categories, are available to download here.
These conditions form part of all our contractual relationships with our suppliers and are tailored to each major sourcing category.
The revised contractual conditions include provisions related to safety, intellectual property and penalties-damages, as well as now widely used clauses dealing with prevention of fraud and corruption as well as business ethics and sustainability areas. These conditions were developed for use throughout AM/NS India and are vetted by our legal teams as well as the group procurement management committee.
You may contact your usual buyer at AM/NS India for details or specific concerns.