Supply Management aims to contribute to the success of Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) by increasing the competitiveness and profitability of its commercial offering from 3rd party suppliers and contractors; and ensuring good quality, sustainable processes and solutions in a time efficient manner.

The principle responsibilities of Supply Management are:

  • Control Total Cost
  • Mitigate Risk
  • Add Value
  • Ensure Code of Conduct 
  • Optimise Supply Efficiency

In all cases Supply Management ensure a fair and unbiased approach to Supply Markets and decisions pertaining to them. The HZI Purchasing Policy is based upon CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Purchasing Policy

To accomplish this the department is segmented into 2 main work areas:

  • Category Management – responsible for the proactive management of key spend categories and their resulting Purchases (e.g.: Installation & Erection, Mechanical, Electrical & Controls, Indirects such as IT, Telecoms, Travel, Office Equipment & Furniture).
  • Project Procurement Management – responsible for ensuring the optimal management for supplies and services on client projects, ensuring site specific Terms & Conditions, liaising with suppliers per project needs, trouble shooting and claims management as required.

In addition, Supply Management drives the overall management of approved Suppliers, their selection, ongoing assessment and development where required.

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) requires all third-party Suppliers (including contractors and any contractor-related party) to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity in their business dealings, not only with regards to HZI, but also in their relations with other suppliers, customers, employees, competitors and communities. As a Supplier of HZI you shall:

  1. Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  2. Adopt and comply with HZI’s zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption.
  3. Procure that all the supplies under your contract with HZI do not directly or indirectly infringe any international trade or export control laws and regulations including without limitation any economic and/or trade sanctions enacted by the United Nations Security Council, Japan, Switzerland, the European Union, the United States of America.
  4. Avoid the giving of business gifts, other than items of very small intrinsic value, such as business diaries or calendars.  Likewise, avoid offering hospitality that is not appropriate to the business at hand.
  5. Adhere to highest ethical standards and respect the rights, privacy and dignity of all persons with whom you are dealing. Respect also the provisions of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights & the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation with regards to:
    • Elimination of Child Labour and Non-use of Forced Labour
    • Eradication of slavery and human trafficking
    • Freedom of Employment & Association
    • Respect for the Individual and Elimination of Discrimination
    • Safe and Healthy Working Conditions
    • Payment of living wages & regular employment entitlements
    • Non-excessive working hours
  6. Keep HZI’s business, financial and technical data as well as business correspondence confidential.
  7. Not copy or improperly acquire or use any tangible or intellectual property belonging to HZI or any other company.
  8. Adhere strictly to antitrust laws and avoid all unfair competitive practices.
  9. Promptly disclose in writing to HZI any potential or actual conflicts of interest.
  10. Ensure exclusion of any Conflict Minerals from the supply chain.
  11. Adopt a “Safety First” approach to Environmental Health & Safety issues. Use proactive means and training to prevent accidents of all types. Adhere to OHSAS 18001 (from 11th March 2021 ISO 45001:2018) Occupational Health and Safety standards.
  12. Comply with this Code of Conduct.

As a Supplier of HZI you are expected to implement and maintain processes to improve environmental efficiency (this to include reducing consumption of water, energy, office materials, raw materials, reducing business travel and transport mileage) and minimising all forms of waste whilst increasing recyclability of products wherever possible. You are expected also to adhere to ISO 14001 standards.

Failure of Suppliers to comply their obligations under this Code of Conduct may lead to termination of any contracts and other remedies on the basis of Supplier default.

Any questions related to the above should be directed to:

For practical, qualitative, and financial reasons we are not able to deal with every potential supplier. Therefore, in order to save your time, effort and money, please bear the following questions in mind before applying to be considered as a potential supplier.

  1. Can you satisfy HZI’s primary requirements?
  2. Does HZI have a current requirement for your products / services?
  3. Can you offer an innovative solution, product or service in which HZI may be interested?

Category Management is a central aspect of our procurement process. Our Supply Chain Management team is therefore organised around the following product and service categories.

Should you wish to register your interest in working with HZI and becoming one of our qualified suppliers, please contact the appropriate person for your category of supply by clicking on their link:


Categories of Supply Comprises Your Contact Person
Anaerobic Digestion Renewable gas Joachim Augstein
Balance of Plant Valves, piping, insulation, air systems, waste management & water treatment Roman Buechi
Boiler & Pressure Equipment Boiler, burners & refractory lining Yun Wu
Construction Installation & erection Grzegorz Sikora
Building Services Fire fighting & detection, HVAC, mechanical building service Alevtina Curdy
Power Generator and Cooling System Turbine & generator, ACC, process water plant, heat exchanger, cooling tower, condenser Bettina Krafft-Steger
Combustion Equipment Grate & auxiliaries, material handling Sandra Roy
Electrical Equipment Electrical, instrumentation and controls Marta Calvo
Civil Works Site preparation, design & engineering, road and ground works etc. Veronika Kantor
Mechanical & Rotating Equipment Cranes, pumps, fans and dampers Adil Zmimita
Steel and Plate equipment Steel structure, tanks, plate works, stack Yun Wu
Services Engineering, site facilities and personnel Alevtina Curdy
Biomethane Energy recovery from waste, gases and flue gases Alexandros Pavlidis
Power to Gas Power to gas Alexandros Pavlidis
Indirect Supplies Facility Management, Finance, HR, Professional Services, IT, Office Services, Marketing, Travel Romain Combescot
Logistics Logistics and Transportation Fabian Traechslin


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