We partner with an extensive range of suppliers to help us create thriving, liveable and sustainable cities. Our supply chain consists of small and medium local businesses through to large multinational companies. Our customers rely on us for consistent, high-quality services at affordable prices. This is why our supply partners must align with our policies, values and safety, governance, environmental and ethical standards.
We assess a company’s suitability through the procurement process, and we monitor it throughout the lifetime of our partnership. We treat all our suppliers as part of our team, so we expect them to follow our Supplier code of conduct (2MB) and Environmental policy (74KB), and the values expressed in the Living our values (2MB) guide.
Our procurement approach supports these objectives:
We are changing the way we work with our suppliers to plan and deliver projects.
P4S: Partnering for Success (49KB) is our innovative infrastructure and delivery model that simplifies our supply chain and delivers best-practice customer solutions for capital work projects.
A quarterly newsletter for our P4S partners and suppliers. To read the latest publication click here.
Small and medium businesses form a vital part of our supply chain. We already work with hundreds of small and medium businesses, and welcome expressions of interest from potential suppliers.
The NSW Government recognises SMEs as businesses having:
If your business fits these criteria, you can express your interest in becoming a Sydney Water supply partner at Supplier registration.
Under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), we must submit a modern slavery statement to the Minister for Home Affairs that will be available on a public register showing how we address slavery risks in our operations and supply chains.
We support the implementation of anti-slavery initiatives to ensure we detect and address modern slavery and human trafficking risks across our business and supply chain. We submitted our first modern slavery statement in March 2021. Our Modern Slavery Statement '21, which covers the 2020–21 financial year, is our second. This statement outlines the steps we’re taking to ensure the goods and services we procure aren’t the product of modern slavery. It also highlights that we’ve exercised due diligence when procuring goods and services from our suppliers.
Sydney Water is committed to building and maintaining meaningful and respectful relationships with First Nations people of Australia made of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Sydney Water’s Aboriginal Procurement Participation Plan (APPP) sets out how we can provide opportunities to increase skills and economic participation within the State’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.