The Cablel Hellenic Cables Group recognizes its suppliers and sub-contractors as partners who contribute to the provision of competitive and quality products and services, through the supply of quality raw and auxiliary materials and services. For each of the Group’s companies, the integrated and responsible management of the supply chain is a crucial factor for the effective delivery of products and services to end users. On this basis, all companies evaluate their partners based on the quality and corporate responsibility criteria. Effort is also made to promote best practices and to raise the awareness of suppliers and employees regarding sustainable development, while at the same time promoting Corporate Social Responsibility values throughout the supply chain.
Specifically, a periodic system of supplier evaluation is implemented, with criteria relating to matters of Corporate Responsibility, such as the management of Health and Safety in the workplace based on the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard and the prevention of accidents. Furthermore, an integrated Quality Management System is maintained, according to the ΙSO 9001:2008 standard, as well as an Environmental Management System according to the demands of ISO 14001:2004.
It is also worth mentioning that compliance with the European Regulation REACH for specific materials is another factor in the selection of the company’s suppliers, since Cablel Hellenic Cables Group will not purchase products from suppliers who are not compliant with the aforementioned Regulation. Also, respective Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are always requested and analyzed before the use of said raw materials. Finally, for already existing suppliers, spot checks are carried out to ensure compliance with prescribed procedures, agreed specifications and the quality of raw materials received.
Regarding Health and Safety in the Workplace, Cablel Hellenic Cables Group ensures that all necessary actions and means for personal safety required by Greek law and European Regulations are kept and implemented strictly by all contractors in charge of projects in any Group facility.