Supply Chain Management
SGI's environmental responsibility involves working closely with our suppliers and contractors to ensure that environmental protection, compliance, and continuous improvements are achieved. Two elements of SGI's Environmental Policy focus on this relationship between SGI and its supply chain.
SGI's EMS meets elements of the ISO 14001 Standard
- SGI clearly communicates its environmental policy, practices, and impact to interested parties.
- SGI strives to ensure that suppliers agree to comply with environmental regulations.
A number of supply chain management tools are used to meet these commitments:
Pre-Business Supplier Survey - Purchasing personnel require each potential supplier to complete a Pre-Business Supplier Survey (PDF) that includes a notification of SGI's Environmental Policy and obtains information that pertains to SGI's Environmental Management System (EMS). If the supplier identifies that the product they will provide contains hazardous materials, they are required to complete an Environmental Assessment & Declaration (PDF) for Suppliers.
Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Contractor Qualification Questionnaire - The Contractor Qualification Questionnaire (PDF) is used anytime an employee intends to purchase services that involve bringing contractors on an SGI site who will be engaged in activities beyond administrative tasks. Answers to specific questions trigger a review by EHS staff members who verify that compliance, training, and record keeping issues are appropriately addressed.
Standard Note on all Purchase Orders - Purchasing personnel inform suppliers and contractors of their responsibility to adhere to SGI's Environmental Policy by including the following Standard Note on all purchase orders: SGI maintains an Environmental Policy that extends to its suppliers and contractors. As a condition of acceptance of this purchase order, SGI has the right to request additional information about your activities, products, or services that pertains to our Environmental Management System.
New Equipment Purchase Review - Used anytime an employee intends to purchase equipment which, during installation or use, may involve environmental, health, safety or facilities issues. The form provides a series of checklists covering safety, environmental, utilities, plumbing, and energy considerations.
Hazardous Materials Purchase Form - Used anytime an employee intends to purchase chemicals or hazardous materials which have not already been approved for use. Identifies how and where the material will be used so that it can be reviewed and approved prior to its purchase.