Transurban FY18 Sustainability Report

FY18 Sustainability Report Transurban 34

Sustainable procurement

During FY18, we began working both internally and with our suppliers to better integrate sustainability considerations into all of our procurement policies and processes. These improvements will help us work smarter and more effectively, and will help us generate more sustainable outcomes and benefits via our supply chain. So far, we have refreshed our Procurement Policy, Supplier Sustainability Code of Practice and our Sourcing Toolkit to align with ISO 20400. This will help us better leverage and direct our supplier spend in sustainable ways. Our Supplier Sustainability Code of Practice now sets governance, community, environmental management, social responsibility and supply chain criteria for all suppliers working with Transurban. Further, our tender and contract management processes include environmental, sustainability and safety expectations specific to each contract.

Case study Prompt payment for small businesses

During FY18, we signed the Business Council of Australia’s Supplier Payment Code. This voluntary code is an industry-led initiative that enshrines the importance of prompt and on-time payment for small business suppliers. The code requires compliance with best-practice standards in engaging the services of small businesses.

Case study Kulbardi, long term supplier for corporate stationery printing In June 2018, we appointed Kulbardi as our supplier of business cards and corporate stationery printing. Kulbardi is a Supply Nation-verified Indigenous business. Kulbardi also supports Indigenous communities through its Kulbardi Fund that invests in targeted community projects.

During FY19, we will conduct pilot projects to test further sustainable procurement initiatives. The upcoming Australian Government’s Modern Slavery Act will undoubtedly lead us to further refine our procurement processes to ensure our suppliers understand the requirements and partner with us to stamp out instances of modern slavery.

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