Our Corporate Purchasing Policy simultaneously seeks to obtain both an optimal cost/benefit ratio with a limited number of suppliers. The selection of suppliers is based on a bidding process where generally a minimum of three contenders should be included. Staff involved in the procurement of goods and services should also aim to consider social and environmental responsibility as a factor of their purchasing decisions. In particular we require staff to:
To ensure that Amadeus suppliers are in line with Corporate Social and Environmental criteria, we have introduced a Corporate Social and Environmental Questionnaire. Every (major) supplier has to run through a questionnaire procedure to show that all requirements are fulfilled.
Choosing the right supplier for a specific product or service is much more than just scanning price lists. To satisfy customers' and the Company's internal needs, we have to focus on the best quality at the most economical conditions. Principles, guidelines and criteria for suppliers selection, as well as the awarding of purchase contracts, must also be in place and followed.