Information for suppliers

RWE Code of Conduct
We recognise the importance of good corporate citizenship and support the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, a United Nations standard for responsible business, designed to promote respect for human rights, labour rights, the environment and to support the elimination of corruption.
We conduct our business in a manner that is ethically beyond reproach and urge our business partners and suppliers to abide by this principle as well.
All our suppliers must comply with the RWE Code of Conduct
RWE Code of Conduct and further information about the Group

RWE npower Procurement Policy
Running a responsible supply chain is an important strategic challenge for us. Despite the commercial pressures, we strive to ensure that we integrate corporate responsibility into our decision-making process and continuously look for opportunities to improve the way we manage our environmental and social impact.

We're committed to delivering an innovative, dynamic and professional procurement service and our high level commitments and objectives are set out in the RWE npower Procurement Policy.

RWE npower Procurement Policy - link to download

For more information about our approach to corporate responsibility in procurement, please download a copy of our CR Procurement Policy.

RWE npower CR Procurement Policy (PDF | 0.4 MB)

Purchase Order Terms & Conditions

Our Purchase Order Terms & Conditions (PO T&Cs) apply to all purchase orders, unless stated otherwise in the individual order. Please direct any queries to your local procurement contact.

Terms & Conditions (PDF | 78 KB)

Achilles - Utilities Vendor Database

We subscribe to the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB), a vendor assessment system widely used by UK utility companies. UVDB provides us with a database of pre-assessed vendors from which to construct a tender list.

As part of our procurement process, we require winning tenderers for main procurement activities to register on the UVDB. Vendors will be required to complete a questionnaire based on financial and technical capabilities. Responses will be verified by Achilles and, upon approval, vendors will be given an annual registration on UVDB.

For further information on joining Achilles UVDB, please visit the Achilles website.

Achilles website

Health and Safety Requirements

This booklet sets out minimum health and safety standards for contractors on RWE npower premises. These requirements will apply unless specific exemption is defined. In addition, there may be additional additional Health and Safety requirements for specific activities.

Health and Safety

Energy efficiency

We want to support our suppliers in achieving improved performance in all aspects of Corporate Responsibility. We therefore invite suppliers, at no obligation, to visit our customer website which provides useful information relating to energy efficiency.

npower energy efficiency

Contact us

If you would like to contact the Procurement team, please use the contact details below.

Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to individual emails. All supplier introductory emails will be forwarded to the relevant procurement team, who will consider suppliers for suitable tenders and, if appropriate, will get in touch directly.

RWE npower Procurement team
Windmill Hill Business Park
Whitehill Way
Swindon, Wiltshire
SN5 6PB
T+44 (0) 1793 877777
E-Mail to RWE npower Procurement team