What does it take to be a Supplier to Shell Polymers?

At Shell Polymers, we are committed to working responsibly and safely. We require that all employees and suppliers:

  • Are diligent to ensure no harm comes to people or the environment
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Respect our neighbors
  • Intervene on unsafe acts or non-compliant situations

Shell Polymers selection criteria for suppliers includes (though may not be limited to) the following:

  • Exemplary and consistent health, safety and environmental performance
  • Proven management systems capability
  • Demonstrated financial capability
  • Demonstrated Commercial performance
  • Commitment to employing and providing benefits to the local community
  • Ability to deliver consistent product and/or service quality
  • Innovative problem solving that maximizes efficiency and safety

How does Shell Polymers qualify Suppliers providing a service?

We have standard minimum pre-qualification requirements for potential suppliers. They may include (but may not be limited to):

  • An acceptable HSSE management system and performance
  • Successful registration, complete document submittal, evaluation and maintenance of a third-party safety audit (if required, this process will be initiated by Shell Polymers)
  • An Alcohol and Drug policy in place, which may require site-access testing
  • Capability to supply compliant equipment and related services
  • Capability to supply trained and competent personnel
  • Demonstrable capability, experience and capacity for the relevant scope for which the supplier is being considered
  • Proof of minimum insurance requirements
  • An acceptable financial rating upon Shell Polymers’ assessment of company

How does Shell Polymers contract with suppliers?

  • Shell Polymers will typically initiate a sourcing process by issuing a “Request for Information”, which will include a questionnaire aimed at technically assessing suppliers’ ability and suitability to perform the relevant scope. At this point, a supplier may be “pre-qualified”
  • Subsequently, suppliers may then be issued a “Request for Proposal”, which will include the relevant contractual, commercial, and related qualification material
  • Upon conclusion of a “Request for Proposal”, successful participating suppliers may enter into a contract with Shell Polymers for the provision of goods and/or services for a prescribed period of time
  • Participating suppliers who may have been unsuccessful during the “Request for Proposal” may express interest in future similar scopes