Hydro has several thousand suppliers globally. Suppliers are crucial to Hydro's continued success and are a very significant part of Hydro's value chain.
Prior to working with Hydro, all suppliers are subject to a qualification process. Hydro has a decentralized procurement organization to suit its various business areas.
While particular qualification requirements may differ accordingly, Hydro's corporate policies regarding procurement and the qualification process are common requirements for all of its business areas.
These policies require that Hydro's suppliers meet certain standards regarding quality, health, safety and environment (HSE), financial sustainability and corporate social responsibility (including human rights, anti-corruption and working conditions).
To ensure commitment from suppliers, qualification documents and contracts shall include requirements to quality, HSE and corporate social responsibility. Hydro expects all business partners will comply with the principles set out in Hydro's Supplier Code of Conduct. More information about HSE requirements and corporate social responsibility policies including Hydro's Supplier Code of Conduct are available at our Corporate governance pages: Policies and tools.
Unless agreed otherwise or unless country-specific general terms of purchasing apply, the Hydro Standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase shall govern, and are automatically incorporated by reference into, every Purchase Order submitted by Hydro Extruded Solutions AS or any of its subsidiaries to any supplier or any of its affiliates. Acceptance of any Purchase Order is expressly limited to these Standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Hydro objects to and rejects any different or additional terms provided in response. No other terms or conditions endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in supplier's quotation, acknowledgement or acceptance of a Purchase Order or similar document shall form part of the parties' contract and are automatically voided, superseded and of no legal force or effect.
If country or site-specific general terms of purchasing apply, these can be found under the country or site specific pages by clicking here