Procurement and our suppliers

Procurement is ABN AMRO´s central purchasing department and the key point of contact for new suppliers of products and services to the bank.

We lead the entire procurement process: from selection and negotiations to contracting. We make sure the process is carried out transparently and with integrity. Our business relationships with suppliers are based on mutual respect, collaboration and professionalism. This is something we ask from ourselves and from our suppliers, who we encourage to conduct their business in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Sustainable procurement

ABN AMRO expects its suppliers to conduct their business activities in a fair way, with integrity and with respect for people and the environment, throughout the entire value chain.The ‘Supplier Code of Conduct’ has been drawn up to provide clarity on the principles that ABN AMRO uses in its procurement policy regarding Sustainable Procurement: ‘In control of the basics’ and ‘Creating more impact’. 

“Sustainable procurement is procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic impacts possible over the entire life cycle.”

Suppliers are expected to have a transparent sustainability policy in place and to share it with ABN AMRO. It must be possible to verify performance and progress on the sustainable procurement subjects of leading independent assessors. If a supplier fails to have a sustainability strategy or policy in place, ABN AMRO will make clear arrangements with the supplier on working towards remedying this situation. Creating more impact means doing more than is strictly necessary to manage risks and to meet the basic requirements that apply to all purchasing categories. Additional requirements or wishes may apply to contribute to our purpose and sustainability strategy. 

How to become an ABN AMRO supplier

Please register with Ariba Discovery if you wish to become an ABN AMRO supplier. Joining Ariba Discovery opens the door to a global community of more than 15,000 buyers. When the bank moves to tender a product or service, it may use Ariba Discovery as one of the options to select qualifying suppliers. Companies meeting the criteria will be invited to submit a tender and all companies invited will be able to offer their products and services through a transparent process.

Important guidelines for suppliers