4.2. BME’s suppliers
In 2013, 114 new suppliers were registered for evalua-
tion, and, in line with BME’s policy of monitoring habitual
suppliers, 1,269 orders delivered by 255 suppliers were
assessed. Of the 1,269 evaluations of orders carried out,
only one order was assessed negatively. As a result of this
negative evaluation, BME does not foresee future engage-
ments with this supplier.
The essentially local nature of BME’s suppliers and their
adherence to Spanish labour laws and occupational
health and safety legislation means that it is not necessary
to assess these suppliers in the area of human rights.
Number of suppliers
2011
2012
2013
Local suppliers
1,036
1,308
1,259
Non-local suppliers
103
124
139
Total
1,139
1,432
1,398
Revenue for services supplied by external suppliers
2011
2012
2013
Local suppliers
90.04%
99.92%
99.88%
Non-local suppliers
9.96%
0.08%
0.12%
4.3. Quality standards for goods and services
In 2013, BME maintained the quality standards for certain
services or goods established in previous years.
For those technological assets important for BME’s activ-
ities, where IT equipment must be updated regularly and
always be at the forefront of technology, the company
uses suppliers whose products are guaranteed with the
ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR-tagged computers feature an energy
savings mechanism that automatically disconnects
the machine when not in use, helping to slash energy
consumption (by up to 40%, according to the manufac-
turer) and ensure that computers perform better and
last longer.
Also, for office supplies, such as paper, the company
works exclusively with suppliers who respect the envi-
ronment. Manufacturing processes at BME’s paper
suppliers therefore meet the quality and sustainability
standards contained in ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS
18001:1999.
The coach operator used by the company holds certifi-
cates from Madrid’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
verifying that it complies with UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004
standards for environmental management systems
and with UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008 standards for quality
systems, which contain guidelines for best environmen-
tal practices and waste management, respectively. It
also holds the Company and Coach Safety Certificate,
boasting a good level of Road Safety and Transport of
Persons in accordance with the criteria contained in the
CSEAA-INSIA certification procedure.
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