Suppliers are expected to meet certain requirements to achieve our goals as the success of Hess depends to a large extent on suppliers' contributions. There are five key elements in the performance expectations from suppliers:
Prospective Contractors and Suppliers must meet the following minimum safety criteria before being considered as a potential supplier:
- Prior to beginning work on a Hess operational location (domestic), suppliers are required to subscribe to ISNetworld and maintain a score of "C" or better. ISNetworld is responsible for maintaining Hess' Environmental, Health and Safety pre-qualification records. Refer to a local EHS representative for international requirements.
- Compliance with the “Hess Rules” and zero tolerance policy related
- Implemented and auditable Safety Programs and Management System
- Development of a Robust Subcontractor Management Program
- Embedded Drug & Alcohol Program, including subcontractors
Hess adopts a systematic and uniform approach for managing and improving Global contractor Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance throughout the life cycle of a contract, from contractor selection through post-contract performance.
Key expectations from suppliers include:
- Have a systematic approach to EHS management, designed to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and to achieve continuous improvement in EHS performance.
- Commit to protect the environment in compliance with all applicable environmental laws.
- Use energy and natural resources efficiently.
- Continuously look for ways to minimize waste, emissions and discharge from operations
- Follow the Hess Rules.
- Actively participate and comply with the Global EHS contractor management process and Environment, Health and Safety policy.
- Register in ISNetworld and complete EHS questionnaire prior to performing work.
Quality is essential to doing business with Hess. Defective products in our environment may lead to unacceptable rework, missed deadlines, lost production or safety issues. We count on suppliers to pursue quality levels well above our minimum standards.
- Preventing defects - our standard practice is to trust suppliers to provide us with defect-free products.
- Built-in quality - the best way to assure quality is to build quality into products systematically. That means designing products and processes to maximize quality. Suppliers are expected to have a system to ensure Hess' quality requirements are considered during Service/Product/Process Design phases. This system could include (at a minimum) Design Reviews, Service/Product/ Process Control Plan, Process Qualification, Service/Product Qualification or equivalents.