BlueScope Australia - Procurement

At BlueScope we recognise that to be the best at what we do, we need to rely on strong relationships with our suppliers at a global and local level. Our suppliers are critical partners for our business and we acknowledge that our success is a mutual proposition.

BlueScope treats suppliers as partners, and acknowledges that these partnerships are crucial in managing the social, environmental and ethical risks inherent in our global supply chains. We seek to work with suppliers who share the core values expressed in Our Bond and the behaviours and principles of our Business Conduct.

Developing supplier partnerships based on strong relationships makes good business sense and enables us to proactively manage the supply of key production inputs, and any issues that arise in our supply chain.

Our commitment

BlueScope is committed to sustainable sourcing practices that create, protect and build long term environmental, social and economic value for all stakeholders involved in bringing our products and services to market. We consider both financial and non-financial elements when considering sourcing decisions, and we will choose products and services that have lower environmental and social impacts over their life cycle compared to competing products and services.

BlueScope aims to conduct procurement and sourcing activities with integrity, in accordance with Our Bond and our Speak Up Policy and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We have a zero tolerance approach to bribery, corruption and illegal practices and encourage reporting of any observed or suspected misconduct. Channels for reporting business conduct issues can be found here.

Respect is How We Work

Dear Valued Business Partners,

At BlueScope, showing Respect is How We Work. We take pride in fostering a work environment built on principles of fairness, inclusivity, and mutual respect. As our partners in business, we believe that upholding these values is a shared responsibility, integral to the success and harmony of our interactions.

In this spirit, we would like to emphasize the significance of adhering to our Bullying, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Guideline when engaging with our employees throughout the course of our collaborative endeavours. Just as we hold ourselves to these high standards, we kindly request your commitment to treating all BlueScope employees with the utmost respect in all instances. Please read the guidelines posted here for your reference.

Each interaction you have with our employees contributes not only to the quality of our business relationships but also to the overall well-being of our workplace community. By maintaining an environment free from any form of inappropriate behaviour, we collectively contribute to a positive atmosphere that empowers every individual to thrive.

As we work together to achieve our shared goals, we firmly believe that a foundation of respect and understanding will only strengthen our partnership. Your dedication to treating our employees with respect is reciprocated, as we also hold ourselves accountable to extending the same level of courtesy and consideration to you and your employees.

Should you have any concerns or feedback please speak with your regular BlueScope contact or contract manager in the first instance, failing that you may report any matters to:

We appreciate your unwavering commitment to these principles and look forward to a future marked by collaborative achievements and mutual respect. Thank you for being an essential part of our BlueScope family.

Kind regards,
Laura Towey
National Employee Relations and Experience Manager

The following resources support our approach to Respect@Work:

Responsible sourcing

We seek to partner with supplier businesses large and small who share and commit to work in accordance with our supply chain sustainability values and standards. Our Responsible Sourcing Standard has been designed to ensure we have sustainable sourcing practices. BlueScope’s Statement on Human Rights sets out our human rights commitments to our people and those who work with us. Importantly we recognise that our partnerships with suppliers are crucial in ensuring the social, environmental and ethical risks inherent in our global supply chains are managed according to the values inherent in Our Bond.

Suppliers must support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. BlueScope has a zero tolerance stance on forced and compulsory labour and child labour.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out BlueScope’s minimum standards for suppliers. We expect our suppliers to meet the expectations in this Code themselves and to share these expectations with their own suppliers so that they are communicated through the supply chain.

This Code of Conduct is relevant and applicable for all BlueScope’s suppliers and contractors. We require our suppliers to monitor their compliance with this Code of Conduct and to communicate to BlueScope any issues or challenges in their operations and supply chain. Suppliers will also be required to comply with BlueScope processes that seek to assess compliance with this Code of Conduct. This includes responding to requests for information and may include site visits, third party assessments and corrective action plans.

The following key resources support our approach to Responsible Sourcing:

More information on BlueScope’s approach to supply chain sustainability can be found in our Sustainability Report.

Supplier Payment Code

BlueScope recognises that on-time payment of invoices is an inherent part of our commitment to all our suppliers. We also recognise that, in addition to reliability of payments, the length of payment terms is a key consideration for small businesses, who often have less capacity to support long credit terms.

The BlueScope ASP – Supplier Payment Code is our commitment in relation to payments to suppliers, and payment terms for Australian small business suppliers.  A guide to successfully submitting invoices to BlueScope ASP can be found here

Standard Tendering, Contracting and Purchase Order Conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions for tenders and purchase orders can be found here.


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