Supply chain

Santos recognises that excellence in procurement and logistics is a key ingredient of good business performance.

Effective partnerships with our suppliers are integral to providing the products and services we need and also play an important part in reinforcing our business and sustainability values.

It involves working in partnership with suppliers to ensure delivery of the right goods or service to the right place, at the right time, in the right configuration.

Comprehensive prequalification and consultation processes are conducted before suppliers are engaged. Our suppliers must comply with the Santos Code of Conduct, which incorporates our environmental, health and safety policies and management systems, our Human Rights Policy and guidance for what we view as ethical conduct.

Regular supplier performance meetings are held with our contracted service providers. Based on an assessment of risk and contractor performance, the meetings are held monthly, quarterly or six-monthly. The standard agenda includes a review of environmental, health and safety performance, activity levels and forecasting, quality planning and review, and reliability.