Our business relies on effective and sustainable supply chains to meet the evolving needs of our customers. As we do with all of our stakeholders, we strive to create relationships with suppliers that are built on a foundation of integrity, respect and mutual benefit.
We seek the most responsible and cost-effective ways to secure goods and services from our suppliers. In particular, we emphasize relationships with entities near our operations to the extent they meet our requirements. By supporting local suppliers, PotashCorp benefits from proximity and security of supply, contributes to local economies and helps attract additional investment to the community.
Our Corporate Purchasing Policy requires managers to consider factors other than supply accessibility and local economic impact when making sourcing decisions: a supplier’s safety, health and environmental record — along with the quality and cost of its goods or services — are also sample considerations.
It is important for our key suppliers to follow our Code of Business Conduct and are held accountable against its standards for ethical business practices.
Vendors who believe they were treated unfairly or in a manner inconsistent with our Code of Business Conduct may: