Glencore’s diverse Australian operations are located primarily in rural and regional areas and generate significant economic and social benefits for local businesses and communities.
Working with local suppliers
We aim to build strong, long-term relationships with a broad range of suppliers, who provide a wide variety of goods and services to our business.
We require all suppliers to be competitive in the products or services they provide. While Glencore does not set quotas or percentage targets around local procurement, we acknowledge there are many benefits from working with suppliers located in the regions where we operate.
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|Working with us
Each year, our operations work with thousands of suppliers across Australia to ensure we source quality products and services required to keep our coal mining operations running smoothly.
We values our suppliers and we’re proud of the contribution they make to our company.
The Glencore Global Supplier Standards, set out our expectations for ethical business practices, safety and health requirements, adherence to human rights legislation and environmental stewardship.
You can view Glencore’s Code of Conduct, Supplier Standards and other relevant policies on Glencore.com’s governance page. You will also find answers to frequently asked supplier questions on the Ask Glencore page.
Glencore does not pre-qualify Suppliers for tendering of such goods or services. However, we remain open to discussing opportunities direct with suppliers either through engaging direct with our mining operations or with the central Procurement team.
To be considered for supply to Glencore, your business first needs to provide goods or a service that fulfils the needs of our operations. Additionally, your business needs provide a proposition that is simple and transparent and delivers value to our operations.
If you would like to contact Glencore for consideration of supply, please provide a capability statement to the following email address. Your email will be provided to the appropriate team member either in our central procurement team and/or direct to an operation.
|Pre Qualification Program
|Prior to engagement with Suppliers, mandatory due diligence is undertaken to ensure our Suppliers meet Glencore’s minimum standards. These standards can be found in our Supplier Standards provided below.
Pre-qualification processes occur prior to engagement for the supply of goods and services and relate to areas including, but not limited to, Sustainable Development, Business Conduct and Legal Compliance.
Glencore does not pre-qualify Suppliers prior to tendering or have a requirement to be pre-qualified prior to bidding for work.
|Where appropriate, and with the strictest commercial confidentiality, Glencore will provide feedback to Suppliers, whether successful or unsuccessful, to aid in future opportunities.
We adhere to our Code of Conduct and Global Anti-Corruption Policy and only work with Suppliers that also uphold these requirements.
|Professional Indemnity Insurance
|Public Liability Insurance
|Products Liability Insurance
|Workers Compensation Insurance
|Quality Assurance System
|Mandatory. Requirements are in line with WH&S Legislation.
|Mandatory. Engagement with Glencore must be through a Company.
|Glencore works with Suppliers on various payment terms and we will discuss the needs of a Supplier on a case by case basis. Our standard payment terms are detailed in our Purchase Order Terms & Conditions.
|Glencore operates a decentralised procurement structure under which our operations are responsible for engagement of, and with, Suppliers.
In addition to our operational procurement personnel, Glencore employs a centralised team that supports the operations and co-ordinates end-to-end procurement activities that carry across multiple operations.
Our centralised team is based in Newcastle and Brisbane.
Glencore’s procurement process ensures that Suppliers are engaged for the supply of goods or services based on Technical (incorporating Environment & Community, and Health, Safety and Training) and Commercial considerations that ultimately provide the lowest total cost of ownership
|Glencore Supplier Standards
Typical categories that Glencore engage for Good and Services are in the areas of:
Mining Services, Coal Handling and Preparation, Labour, Mining Equipment Maintenance and Engineering and Consumables.
|Advertising & Media Services
|Architectural Design Services
|Audio & Video
|AusAid & NZAid Tenders
|Aviation & Related Services
|Building Demolition & Removal
|Business Professional Services
|Civil Engineering & Construction
|Clothing & Textiles & Footwear
|Electrical & Cabling
|Environmental / Heritage / Conservation
|Fuels & Oils
|Health & Safety Management
|Hospitality & FMCG
|Machinery & Equipment
|Materials Handling Equipment
|Mechanical Services & Equipment
|Medical & Healthcare
|Office Supplies & Equipment
|Packaging & Paper Supplies
|Painting & Corrosion
|Plant & Labour Hire
|Property & Realty Services
|Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
|Quarrying / Oil / Mining
|Recruitment & HR Services
|Scientific & Research
|Security & Fire
|Sign Manufacturing & Signwriting
|Training & Development
|Transportation & Logistics
|Utilities – Energy & Water
|Vehicles & Heavy Plant
|Waste Management & Landfill
|Water & Sewage