The Red Eléctrica Group runs free training programmes given by experts in different subjects, such as ethics in the supply chain, carbon footprints, risk management in the supply chain, cyber-security, etc.
Main training programmes
The company has introduced the following training programmes in collaboration with the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact:
- Human RightsNew! (implementation planned for 2021): We are working on a programme that will address the main aspects of Human Rights management (Policies, indicators, key resources, etc.).
- Diversity (2020): The goal of this programme is to help suppliers include a culture of diversity and zero tolerance for any kind of aggression or harassment, achieving real equal opportunities for all people in the context of the Agenda 2030, allowing us also to transfer to our supply chain Red Eléctrica Group’s vision, principles and approach on diversity.
After completing this course, the suppliers will understand better the barriers faced by these groups and how to manage equality and diversity in their organizations.
A total of 508 users from 233 companies have benefited from this initiative, whose average mark for overall satisfaction was 9 points (out of 10).
- The Fight against Corruption (2019): More than 250 users from over 180 companies completed this course. Our goal was to teach suppliers about concepts related with the fight against corruption and help them to understand better how it affects their companies. The average score for the course was 9 points (out of 10).
Fight against climate change
The Red Eléctrica Group is committed to the fight against climate change and continues to work with suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint. In this sense, we are continuing to work on our collaboration programme for suppliers implemented last year to reduce emissions in order to:
- Involve our suppliers in the company’s commitments.
- Obtain real information from our suppliers and include it in the company’s calculation of its emissions.
- Determine the maturity of the supply chain in this area.
- Define goals for reducing emissions associated with the supply chain.
Other training programmes
In 2020, suppliers have taken part in monograph sessions (webinars) on the role of cyber-security in business continuity, COVID-19 and interruptions in the supply chain, the importance of sustainability in the supply chain, ethical and responsible purchasing management, etc. In this way, suppliers are now more aware of these issues, can share their best practices and success stories, and answer their queries in real time.
The company is continually identifying aspects from its assessment and monitoring of its suppliers that they should improve, developing specific training courses that increase their knowledge and maturity in certain areas, but also teach them about the goals that the company has set for the medium and long term, identify synergies and encourage collaboration in their work to meet the challenges they have been set.
Supplier guide to developing sustainability
The company has created a guide to build and develop strategic principles for sustainability between suppliers and subcontractors. This guide, which is available for all suppliers, is intended to be a help for any supplier to include aspects of sustainability in their business strategy, including:
- The drafting of a Code of Ethics.
- The drafting of a sustainability policy.
- The promotion of respect for human rights within the company and its supply chain.
- The identification and management of the company’s stakeholders.
- The drafting of a sustainability report.