Sunday, June 20, 2021
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Are your suppliers taking sufficient care of your interests?

I’m really pleased to see that further steps are being taken to try and stem the flow of oil off Louisiana, this is an environmental disaster of epic proportions, not to mention that there won’t be shrimp gumbo being served for miles around this year!

BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig was leased from and operated by Transocean who were responsible for the safe and ethical operation of the facility. BP are now facing severe consequences as a result of a contractor’s actions.

Supplier selection and control is a key part of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 and not something that can be taken lightly in businesses where these decisions can have serious overreaching consequences.

The question that must be asked of businesses of all sizes, is how confident are you that your suppliers are acting in your best interests?  Decisions such as these can make or break a business.