Functional and Reliable Supply Chain
Fennovoima procurement is founded on open and fair business behaviour and must always follow objective criteria.
We require our suppliers to comply with all applicable Finnish and international law, and to meet the set regulatory requirements and the contractual conditions. We also expect all our partners to follow ethical business practices, to respect the environment and human rights, as well as to offer a safe and fair work environment for their employees.
Safety requirements are a basic condition for supply, employment and engagement with Fennovoima. Our quality and purchasing departments verify the potential supplier companies in a comprehensive manner. All services and activities provided by the suppliers are classified according to their nuclear safety importance and treated accordingly.
In addition to the nuclear safety criteria, numerous matters are emphasized in the supplier selection. The supplier must fulfill criteria concerning its technical and financial abilities to act as a supplier, it must have a high quality management system and processes to control the operations of its own suppliers, it must meet the occupational safety and environmental requirements of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 standards, and also matters such as the reference projects of the potential supplier are verified.
Audits are made to ensure the legal, regulatory and contractual requirements are met and to confirm that the supplier has the required abilities to produce products or services it is subscribed to. All the suppliers who are classified to have significant nuclear safety importance are audited and the suppliers of the highest safety class are audited up to the end of the whole supply chain. Also for example the subcontractors critical for information security are audited.
Sometimes non-conformances, which mean ways of action and procedures which do not meet the set demands and standards, are perceived in inspections and audits. In such case, Fennovoima can refer to the legal and regulatory requirements, and to the contractual terms and conditions to point out the non-conformances, in order to demand corrective actions. In the non-conformance situations, the subcontractors must be able to prove that corrective and preventive actions have been addressed on the agreed schedule before the operation can be acceptably continued.