Sandvik Materials Technology UK achieved improved Verify scores following a recent audit from the FPAL Assessment Services Team.
FPAL (First Point Assessment) is widely recognised as the supplier management system for the oil and gas industry which supports buyer to supplier relationships in the industry through provision of accurate and accessible supply chain information online. The system is used by major operators and large service companies across Europe to source suppliers on-line. Sandvik Materials Technology had recently participated in an in-depth FPAL audit, known as Verify; which evaluates a supplier’s capabilities in the areas of Health, Safety, Environment, Competency and Training.
In the extensively detailed assessment, which was carried out onsite, Sandvik Materials Technology recorded overall impressive scores of 8.9 for Health & Safety, 8.9 for Environment and 8.7 for Competence & Training. Despite excellent scores as a benchmark from the previous Verify audit, these scores identified significant progress and demonstrate the company’s commitment to continuous improvement by means of best practice.
Sandvik is always looking to improve its systems for operations within the oil and gas industry, as UK Market Manager Haydn Eagle pointed out. “We believe it is imperative as a supplier to maintain all the relevant accreditation and FPAL Verify ensures our customers and partners know the standards we work to and exceed, when working with us.
“Last time we were extremely pleased with our overall assessment figures, but are clearly delighted that we have improved on those high scores this time round. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the high standards that we continue to set ourselves.”
FPAL provides buyers with reports that are directly comparable, giving extensive savings on internal time and external assessment costs when looking at a potential supplier. In doing so it allows purchasers to make a fair comparison of suppliers and to identify those who exceed expectation, rather than just meet a minimum certified standard.
The Health & Safety and Environmental practices are aligned with the oil and gas industry’s OGP and NORSOK standards and the results of the supplier assessments are shared with those FPAL purchasers who participate in the Verify scheme.
Developed by the industry for the industry, the scheme has over 3,000 supplier records that are utilised by 90 purchasers as the Pan European vendor selection system for oil and gas.
For further details, view the FPAL website www.fpal.com and our supplier NO: 10040160, contact Sandvik direct, Tel: 0121 504 5111, or visit the website: www.smt.sandvik.com
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